The Grammy-winning guitarist shows off his Elliott guitars, a well-designed pedalboard, and his old-school, dual-amp approach.

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Drew Shirley of Switchfoot did a pre-soundcheck hang with PG’s John Bohlinger at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Shirley’s straight-ahead approach to gear and music has driven Switchfoot’s sound since 2003.

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