Godin electric/MIDI guitars: I currently use Godin 5th Avenue Jazz and Godin Multiac Jazz. The 5th Avenue Jazz is a great archtop guitar for traditional bebop tone. The Multiac Jazz is an instrument with wonderfully diverse tonal possibilities. It delivers acoustic, electric, and MIDI sounds in any combination and balance. Acoustic and electric sounds are crystal clear, and MIDI pickups are also superb. Multiac Jazz was used throughout the CDs "Blue Quest" and "Eloquent Silence".
Taylor acoustic guitars: Outstanding acoustic guitars, equally brilliant in purely acoustic situations and amplified. I currently use the Taylor 814ce (steel string) and Taylor 814ce-N (nylon string) models. I used the 814 CE on my CD "Standards Live at the Jazz Showcase".
Acoustic Image amplifiers: They offer the cleanest, most faithful sound reproduction I have ever heard. I currently use the 2-channel Series 4 Coda model. In addition to producing sound of exquisite clarity, they are very compact, light, and powerful. Series 4 is the best one yet, with even more superior clarity and practically hum-free. Check out the story of Dr. Rick Jones, the designer/owner of Acoustic Image.
Raezer's Edge speakers: Outstandingly clean and balanced speakers with plenty of power, a perfect pairing with Acoustic Image amplifiers. I currently use the Stealth 12 ER model. The speaker sounds great with all the various setups I use: Taylor steel- and nylon-string acoustics, archtop jazz guitar, Godin electric/synth... Read about the history of Raezer's Edge speakers HERE.
D'Addario strings: I have been using D'Addario strings exclusively for over 20 years. All of my leader and sideman CDs were recorded with D'Addarios. I use a custom Nickel Wound set: .012, .016, .022 plain, .030, .039, .049, also a bronze set with the same gauges for acoustic guitars. I use Pro Arte series classical guitar strings. Clarity and reliability of these strings make them a natural choice for a serious musician.
Guitars: Gibson L-5 Custom
Picks: Customized Jim Dunlop Jazztone 206