My main acoustic guitar is now a beautiful Lowden F shape 35 series with cocobolo back and sides and adirondack spruce top (in pic is a Lowden 35 series but not with cocobolo back and sides) – I will never want a better guitar, I really can’t fault it. At the moment, on recommendation from George Lowden himself, I use a Fishman Ellipse Matrix Bend pick up mounted inside the sound hole.
I use an amp for small group work and practice, I didn’t get a custom acoustic guitar amp but rather something with more power that acts more like a mini PA. Although it isn’t specifically for an acoustic the SR Technology Jam 150 – it sounds awesome especially when I link it to the slave stereo amp. Both amps have sockets for tripods so it works so well as a portable PA system, you can even add subs if you want.
My Electric Guitar is a Fender Telecaster (Japan “Premium Series” – a very faithful re pro of the original 1962 Custom Telecaster). These guitars were not imported into the UK because Fender did not want to compete with Fender US’s Mexican re pro range, which are good, but inferior to the Premium Series. The pick ups are Seymour Duncan “Vintage”, i.e. they are a modern approximation of the high quality Fender stock Tele pick ups from the 50’s and early 60’s which were far better than those they bash out now. Awesome rhythm guitar!
This guitar is permanently on loan to my good friend and awesome guitarist Phil Short (www.philshort.com)
My electric guitar amp is a 1971 Fender Pro-reverb, full valve rich sounding monster – I hardly play it but love hearing it being played well!