Porter muses over the highlights of his vast collection used on records by everyone from B.B. King to Eric Clapton to the Smiths.

"This hard-to-find model was Gibson's first-ever cutaway flattop, and the first flattop with a pickup. Porter found the guitar held together by house paint and the folks at Voltage Guitars in Hollywood refurbished it in gold. It's a great songwriting guitar," says Porter, "and it's been on every record I've made in the last 15 years."

Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison talks about the reunion of supergroup Tomahawk, his aluminum electrical guitar company Axes, and why he hates sustain.

Photo by Vincent Forcier

Last Halloween weekend marked only the second time in nearly a decade that alt-rock supergroup Tomahawk— vocalist Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), guitarist Duane Denison (the Jesus Lizard), bassist Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle), and drummer John Stanier (Helmet)—had played a live show together. It was at the annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival in New Orleans, and it was in support of the band’s new January 2013 album, Oddfellows.

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