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 proudly plays vintage American-made GUILD guitars, both acoustic and electric.
Guild F-50 Jumbo Maple w/Factory installed DTAR pickup system.

Guild F-50 Jumbo Maple w/Factory installed DTAR pickup system.

Guild G-41, Body shape of a Dreadnaught, Jumbo size, 26.25" scale. K&K pickup.

Guild G-41, Body shape of a Dreadnaught, Jumbo size, 26.25" scale. K&K pickup.

Gretsch G6120 w/HS Filtertron pickups

Gretsch G6120 w/HS Filtertron pickups

Guild X160 Rockabilly. Limited edition.
w/ DeArmond 2000 single-coil pickups.

Guild X160 Rockabilly. Limited edition. w/ DeArmond 2000 single-coil pickups.

Guild F50r Rosewood w/ K&K pickup

Guild F50r Rosewood w/ K&K pickup

Quilterstack
Guild F-50R Jumbo Sunburst w/K&K pickup.

Guild F-50R Jumbo Sunburst w/K&K pickup.

Black Guild  JF-30 Jumbo acoustic/electric w/ K&K Sound Pure Mini pickup.

Black Guild JF-30 Jumbo acoustic/electric w/ K&K Sound Pure Mini pickup.

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

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.

Gretsch G6120 w/ HS Filtertron pickups

Gretsch G6120 w/ HS Filtertron pickups

Other WMD:
Pedals:
Earthquaker Devices GHOST ECHO
Boss Delay DM2

K&K Sound Pure PreAmp
Fishman Aura Spectrum D.I./ Preamp (for acoustic guitars)
Audio Technica System 10 Digital wireless 2 channel Quilter Switcher Foot Pedal


Misc:
Mogami, Live Wire and Fender Custom Cables
Boss, Planet Waves, Snark tuners
D'Addario acoustic and electric guitar strings
Shubb and/or Dunlop capos
Planet Waves feedback busters (acoustic guitars)