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“Cooder-casters,” boutique amps, classic Gibsons, and a healthy amount of pedals give fire to Isbell’s brand of Southern-bred rock.

His only semi-hollowbody is this 2007 Gibson ES-335—and at the behest of Isbell, Vaden dropped in OX4 PAF-style pickups, a Duesenberg Tremolo system, and is strung with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings, too.

Special thanks to Tech Michael Bethancourt for taking PG through the nuts and bolts.

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