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 and GUILD electric guitars!
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 "Chet Atkins Hollowbody" w/HS Filtertron pickups. The quintessential rock & roll electric guitar!

Gretsch G6120 "Chet Atkins Hollowbody" w/HS Filtertron pickups. The quintessential rock & roll electric guitar!

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

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.

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

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"