Get the tone
Santana has used several mainstay guitars over the years including Gibson SG Special, Les Paul and L6-S. In the late 70s he moved to Yamaha’s SG model but eventually settled with PRS, who now make several models bearing his name. Carlos initially used Ampeg and Fender amps but then met Randall Smith from Mesa Boogie and became a life-long fan. However he is sometimes seen playing a Bludotone and a Dumble Overdrive Reverb in his set-up. We’re aiming for a humbucker sound with a moderate to high level of overdrive - with reverb to taste.