The highly re­spected ses­sion man on his go-to acous­tic

Guitarist - - The Tone Doctor - Rob­bie Mcintosh

“The Collings dread­nought I’m play­ing to­day was a present from John Mayer. I was play­ing in Austin on my 50th birth­day and he sur­prised me with this just be­fore we went on. I’ve started us­ing this gui­tar a lot in the stu­dio. Be­fore I got this I had an­other dread­nought, which I’ve still got, which is a 1970 D-18 – so that’s ma­hogany back and sides, whereas this is rose­wood. And I like us­ing my Gib­son J-50, be­cause I love play­ing it. But that’s very dif­fer­ent. It’s J-45ish with an ad­justable bridge. so you can get the ac­tion down on it. I al­ways thought ma­hogany was bet­ter, a bit lighter, be­cause rose­wood can be a bit boomy I find – but I think as it ages it light­ens up a bit, like this one. It’s re­ally opened up a lot in the past 10 years. It’s a very nice strum­mer, this one.” To hear more about Rob­bie’s other gui­tars and mu­si­cal ex­ploits, see the full video in­ter­view at: http://bit.ly/gui­taris­tex­tra

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