You asked, so here it is—PG goes behind the scenes to take a look at the live gear used by our own John Bohlinger and his onstage boss, country superstar Lee Brice.

Lee Brice is well known as a multi-platinum artist, but unless you’ve seen him in concert, you might not know he’s a killer guitarist. Brice invited Premier Guitar into historic Legends Studio in Nashville to see the tools he and his guitar army use. Bonus: PG’s Perry Bean interviews Brice’s pedal-steel player, none other than John Bohlinger!

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