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Rig Rundown: Cory Branan

The Memphis honky-tonkin’, Tele-twangin’ songster reveals his beefed-up guitarsenal with 6-string stalwarts, a custom 3rd Power combo, and a stockpile of stomps.

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After losing a beautiful Bourgeois flattop to a 30-foot fall from a plane’s cargo bay (watch the video at 14:49), Cory was gifted a Martin OM-28 Authentic 1931 by friend and fellow picker Jason Isbell. Cory loves to fight with his guitars, but since this model doesn’t have a truss rod, he’s had to use only light-gauged strings to remove any unnecessary tension on the neck, so it doesn’t move or bow.

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