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Rig Rundown: Blackberry Smoke

The Southern rockers take no prisoners with their twin-guitar attack.

For slide, Starr uses a custom-made T-style guitar with an ornately engraved top that usually lives in open-G tuning. Naturally, Starr has a P-90 in the bridge and a “lipstick” pickup in the neck.

Premier Guitar hung with Charlie Starr and Paul Jackson of Blackberry Smoke just a few hours before they blew the roof off of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The boys shared their recipe for Southern rock tone that’s as thick as grits and gravy. Special thanks to the band’s tech, David “Doc” Oswalt, for details.