Steve's "Arsenal"

To create the music Steve performs, the instruments and equipment must be able to replicate the sound, the tone, and the overall "feel" of the original artists' sound, and still be durable and reliable enough to withstand the rigors of travel and continued set-up/tear-down. AND, it has to look good! To this end, and for his own satisfaction, Steve uses the following:
Steve plays vintage American-made GUILD and GIBSON acoustic, and GRETSCH electric guitars!
Gibson SJ-200 Super Jumbo in rare Ebony finish w/ Fishman Ellipse Aura system."King of the Flat-tops"

Gibson SJ-200 Super Jumbo in rare Ebony finish w/ Fishman Ellipse Aura system."King of the Flat-tops"

Gretsch Falcon LTD in Lake Placid Blue. Only 132 made.

Gretsch Falcon LTD in Lake Placid Blue. Only 132 made.

Guitar Amplification:
Steve uses the Quilter MP200 guitar amplifier.  This is the revolutionary new amp made by Pat Quilter (the Q in QSC). Solid state 200 watts, 2 channels (one super-clean for acoustic, one driven for electric). The top half is the head with a full-range 8" speaker, the bottom is the enclosure with a 12". Micro-Stack. Made in Costa Mesa, California.

Line 6 M-9 Multi-EFX Modeler

Line 6 M-9 Multi-EFX Modeler

Guild F-50R Jumbo Rosewood with K&K Sound Pure Mini pickup. Signed by Kris Kristofferson

Guild F-50R Jumbo Rosewood with K&K Sound Pure Mini pickup. Signed by Kris Kristofferson

Gretsch G6120 "Chet Atkins" The quintessential rock & roll electric guitar!

Gretsch G6120 "Chet Atkins" The quintessential rock & roll electric guitar!