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 RR6

Musicians Institute grad and eclectic guitarist Rick Torres (Supreme Beings of Leisure, the English Beat, Bitter:Sweet, the Smart Set) was a fixture at L.A.’s Kibitz Room’s (attached to Canter’s Deli) Tuesday night jams. Angie and Rick started talking gear, and she found out that the he builds guitars from random parts off other instruments. At one of the jams she attended, he brought this classy, Bentley-looking partscaster. She quickly bonded with it, and he sold the guitar to her for a couple hundred bucks. She loves its unique sound and ballroom swag, but admits it weighs a ton. Sonically, Angie says it works best for smooth jazz gigs, like supporting Boney James and Cirque du Soleil. Torres calls this one the Rickencaster, because of the mash-up of the T-style body and the toaster-y pickups and Ricky truss-rod cover (see next slide). And, well, Rick’s his first name, too.

Click below to listen wherever you get your podcasts:

Listen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google Podcasts
Listen on StitcherListen on Spotify

D'Addario Auto Lock Strap:https://ddar.io/AutoLockStrap

Kick off the holiday season by shopping for the guitar player in your life at Guitar Center! Now through December 24th 2022, save on exclusive instruments, accessories, apparel, and more with hundreds of items at their lowest prices of the year.
We’ve compiled this year’s best deals in the 2022 Holiday Gift Guide presented by Guitar Center.

Read MoreShow less

Featuring the Adaptive Circuitry recently introduced on their Halcyon Green Overdrive, Origin Effects have brought us a pedal with a character all of its own and a new flavor of drive.

Read MoreShow less

The new finish, according to Lava Music, is “inspired by the beauty of the golden hour,” a shining time just before sunset and after sunrise when photographers covet to capture stunning pictures.

Read MoreShow less

Handcrafted by a small team, Solstice prides itself on perfect setup and playing action, stability, and longevity.

Read MoreShow less