After decades of backing up world-class artists and leading the SNL band, the famed Telemaster shares some of his tried-and-true gear secrets.

Next in the lineup is G.E. Smith’s T-style build by Rick Kelly of Kelly Guitars. This guitar features a pine body and neck cut out of ancient beams taken out of a building torn down in NYC’s Bowery neighborhood. Because of that, the guitar does not have a truss rod because the ancient wood does not move. The single pickup came from a ’51 Telecaster.

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