Gretsch G7593T White Falcon - Billy Duffy signature model. Nothing to change with this one. An amazing instrument that very quickly became my go-to guitar.
The very same '86 Kramer Pacer Deluxe with further modifications (as of August of 2017). I decided to replace the original neck with a very Charvel-esque maple/rosewood configuration (replete with original KRAMER logo).
A 2007 Kramer Baretta reissue. Since taking this picture I've added a D-Tuna mechanism that, well, works well...most of the time.
An Ibanez S5528LW Prestige 8 - String monster. For the life of me, I can't play it however, it is very, very pretty.
A Guild F 512 12 - String with D-TAR system in tact. Beautiful guitar. Incredibly easy to play.
Taken in the heart of my hometown - Skaneateles, NY. Photographer John Miller nailed it with this hand-colored photo. One of my favorites.
A Charvel special order. A USA Select model that really encompasses everything I love in an electric guitar. Very similar to the '86 Kramer.
My practice amp of choice. An Orange Crush 35RT. Lots of scream in this little thing.
Promotional poster for the Home album. To this day, Home is the most popular album in the catalogue.
Another outtake from the Black Cat photo session.
Promotional photo outtake from the Yesterday's News tour book. This was going to be used for all promotional materials during the 2007 - 08 campaign.
A 2016 Jackson Soloist SL3X in Neon Pink. This photo doesn't come close to capturing just how very "NEON" this instrument is. I absolutely love this guitar. The quality is outstanding.
My #1 solid body electric. A 2008 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster. Who knew I'd love a maple fretboard so much-?! This guitar is, to me, perfect in every way.
A true "chuck it in the f**k it bucket" photo. Taken in 1991 for the Black Cat CD release print promotion.
A beautiful Guild D-55. This one just happens to be a model that was specifically built for the NAMM show in 2013. There is no other acoustic guitar manufacturer for me.
A bit blurry (stupid camera), but you get the picture. A Charvel San Dimas HSS FR.
New addition to the family: a Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas HH (2 Humbuckers), HT (Hard Tail bridge), M (Maple Neck), Ash (what a name, huh?). Stripped down, basic, beautiful and ready to hit it!
I don't really know what I was doing here, but man, look at that Ovation Custom Legend. Early shot taken in 1987.
A Warmoth "project" guitar. After a set-up, cleaning and installation of an Iron Age killswitch, this thing is ready to go. Unbelievable neck on this one. Upon further review: No Volume or Tone knobs. The Seymour Duncan is wired directly to the output jack. This guitar sounds AMAZING through my rig!
Early promotional shot for a series of singer/songwriter performances in 1995-96. That Seagull S-6 guitar was the one that provided every guitar part on the Home album.
A very sweet 1986 Kramer Pacer Deluxe. Slightly modified with EMG Pick Ups (SA/SA/85), a new pickguard (thanks to everyone at Chapman Music) and back plate and some tweaking here and there. The Original Floyd Rose is intact and quite honestly the best example of an original Floyd (with fine tuners) I've seen.
Gibson Les Paul Faded edition. I've put this one through quite a bit with modifications over the years, but finally got it back to its near-original state.
2018's Jackson Soloist SL4X in Bubblegum Pink. Loaded with three Duncan Designed (yes, I actually DO love these pickups) Hot Rails Bridge, Middle, Neck pickups. Latest addition to the family.
A shot from the Halloween Kick Off show in Auburn, NY way back in 1992. This was during the "release party" for the Black Cat CD.
A Kramer Baretta reissue in Candy Blue. These are becoming harder and harder to find in this condition. The only modification I've made to this one was the addition of some very sturdy Gotoh tuning machines.
One of my go-to writing guitars (it has held up incredibly well over the years). A Guild D-55. You know the deal with these guitars. 'Nuff said.
Providing the low-end boom, a Fender American Precision 5 - String (V Bass). Reliable. Solid. Strong.
My current "rig" is a fairly straight-forward affair. Splitting the signal between an Orange TH30 (with an Orange PPC 412 cabinet) and an Orange Crush Pro 120 (running through an Orange Crush Pro 412 cabinet). The pedal board consists of all the usual suspects: a Billy Duffy Cry Baby Wah, Boss TU-2 Tuner, MXR Smart Gate, MXR Super Comp, MXR 6-Band EQ, MXR Phase 90, MXR EVH Flanger, MXR Stereo Chorus, MXR Carbon Copy Delay and a T C Electronics Hall of Fame Reverb. The Smart Gate and the Super Comp run to both amps. All the rest goes to the solid state Crush Pro 120 (ABY pedal by Morley).
Performing in Colorado Springs, CO. Springspree was the festival and at this moment in time I'd lived there for one month. Hit the ground running...when you can.
Slightly stylized version of what would become the Yesterday's News CD cover. Taken in Colorado Springs, CO.
A Proof sheet from one of many Home photo shoots.
GOLD Album & Singles awarded in December of 2015 (International) arrived mid-2016 (and is hanging on a wall in our home).
The trophy that was presented to me with the GOLD Album & Singles award plaque (hanging just behind the trophy). This was, obviously, awarded for units sold in Europe of Home: 20 Years On.
This will be the most personal photo I will ever publish here or anywhere else. My wife Claire and I after another incredible meal at our favorite restaurant in Rochester, NY, Lento. We've been best friends for nearly twenty years now and it just keeps getting better (pukey, I know).