But cities like Rome, Barcelona or Berlin are
great as well. I really like Europe and I always
enjoy coming over. If I had the money, I think I
would spend my year with three months in San
Francisco, two months in Rome, and the rest
of the year in NYC ... but that’s just a dream.
If you had to go to a desert island and
were only allowed to take one guitar, one
amp and one stompbox with you, what
would they be?
I knew that question was waiting for me
[laughs]. That’s easy to answer: it would be
my ‘ 59 Fender toploader Telecaster, a Fender
Blackface Princeton Reverb amp and my
Boomerang sampler. Do you know my next
question for you?
I bet it’s about where you’re supposed to
plug all this stuff in on a desert island, right?
What are your plans for the future?
I just finished my eighth instrumental CD,
Orange. That will be released in February
2010. I would like to bring my music to more
people, especially in Europe. I’m currently
looking for a European booking agency to
help me with this.
Photo by Todd Chalfant
1959 Fender Toploader Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop “Jim Campilongo”
1958 Gibson 225
Gretsch Chet Atkins with Bigsby Tremolo
Greenwich Village Telecaster
1962 Fender custom color Stratocaster
1958 Martin 015
1970 Martin D- 35
1966 Fender Blackface Princeton Reverb
‘70s Fender Silverface Princeton Reverb
Fender Princeton Reverb reissue
‘70s Fender Silverface Vibrolux Reverb
‘70s Fender Silverface Vibrochamp
Klon Centaur (occasionally)
D’Addario EKXL120 strings (.009–.042)
Gotoh Vintage Style Tuners
Fulltone Gold Standard cables
Celestion G- 10 speakers
‘60s “Gold Back” Jensen C-10N speaker
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