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Rig Rundown: Angie Swan

David Byrne’s 6-string counterpart discusses the tonal, aesthetic, and production particulars influencing her gear for Byrne's HBO and American Utopia Broadway shows.

Angie Swan RR3

Her gig with pop-rock girl-group Fifth Harmony required one pragmatic, all-around workhorse, and this Knaggs Kenai earned the role. The matte black finish makes it perfect for all stages (and lights), it’s a lightweight (for an LP-style guitar), and the Seymour Duncan Seth Lover SH-55 PAFs are coil-tapped, offering serviceable humbucker and split-coil tones. (Clearly this photo isn’t taken onstage or inside a Broadway theatre. It’s Angie and her Kenai inside Joshua Tree National Park, nestled in southern California.)

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