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Rig Rundown: Eric Krasno

The co-founding guitarist for Soulive and Lettuce, Grammy-winning bandmate in Tedeschi Trucks, and producer for Norah Jones and 50 Cent welcomes PG into his new California home studio for a tour of his tone treats.

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Long before becoming a signature artist, Eric Krasno has been plucking and bending strings on Ibanez guitars for years. He was mostly associated with semi-hollows in the form of AS100s and hollowbody George Benson models. After a few years of working with R&D and then road testing the guitars, the above model is Eric’s signature Ibanez EKM100 that’s made in Japan and can be loaded with the company’s Super 58 humbuckers or DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary humbuckers. Its beefy neck matches the one found on a ES-335 that was gifted to him by former bandmate Derek Trucks. For strings, this one (and similar semi-hollows) take D’Addario NYXL .011–.049s. (Ibanez does have offer a Chinese-made model that has different tonewoods and is stock with the Super 58s. We reviewed that model in 2015.)


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