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Workin’ Man Blues: Moving into the Country - Apr. '18 Ex. 12

Fender Gold Foil Jazzmaster Demo | First Look

The gold covers may hide mini humbuckers, but this Jazzmaster still dishes as much musical substance as style.

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When Louis Cato received this Univox LP-style as a gift in high school, it needed some major TLC. A few years later, it got some practical upgrades and now makes regular appearances with Cato on The Late Show.

Photo by Scott Kowalchyk

The self-described “utility knife” played drums with John Scofield and Marcus Miller and spent time in the studio with Q-Tip before landing on Stephen Colbert’s show as a multi-instrumentalist member of the house band. Now, he’s taken over as the show’s guitar-wielding bandleader and is making his mark.

It’s a classic old-school-show-biz move: Bring out the band, introduce them one by one, and build up the song to its explosive beginning. It’s fun, dramatic, audiences love it, and that’s how every The Late Show with Stephen Colbert taping starts.

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This Chris Stapleton signature Epiphone acoustic is made in Gibson's factory in Bozeman, Montana and features a thermally aged Sitka spruce top, figured maple back and sides, and double-engraved pickguards.

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