Strat-style guitars, loud amps, and a few choice pedals give this Bluesbreaker alum the tools he needs for some burning modern blues.

Coco Montoya spent a decade holding down the guitar chair for John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Since then, Montoya has toured the world blowing minds and blowing speakers. The southpaw bluesman hung with PG before his Nashville City Winery gig to give a glimpse into his road-worn axes and his “transitional” pedalboard.

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We’re almost finished with the aging process on our project guitar. Let’s work on the fretboard, nut, and truss rod cover, and prepare the headstock for the last hurrah.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month we’ll continue with our relic’ing project, taking a closer look at the front side of the neck and treating the fretboard and the headstock. We’ll work on the front side of the headstock in the next part, but first we must prepare it.

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The Fab Four's complex chord choices and unique voicings struck an eye-opening note with this slide master.

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