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Rig Rundown: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

One of Americana’s rising stars (and a son of an outlaw legend) goes deep on his vintage Gibson, using a dual-amp setup, and why he eschews most pedals.

Lukas Nelson’s No. 1 is this 1956 Gibson Les Paul Jr. This mostly stock Jr has a MojoAxe bridge to help with intonation. Gibson is currently making a signature replica of this guitar. It stays strung with DR Pure Blues (.011–.014–.018–.028–.038–.050). Nelson’s leather guitar straps are made by Cody Hixon.

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