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Rig Rundown: Nine Inch Nails

Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini create the perfect drug for NIN fans with a bevy of heavy-hitting custom guitars and basses and a high-tech hybrid setup that marries digital with analog.

Alessandro Cortini’s main standard-tuned guitar is a custom Fender Telemaster built by master builder Jason Smith. It has a ’50s fat Tele neck, an offset Jazzmaster body, a Twisted Tele pickup in the neck, a Texas Special at the bridge, and a Lace Stealth pickup hidden underneath. Cortini says that Finck turned him onto fatter Tele necks.

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