I play various types of guitar but my most used are either my trusty Gibson ES175 – great for jazz and blues – and my Fender American Elite Thinline Telecaster. I also occasionally use a Fender Stratocaster, an old Gibson SG Custom or an even older Gibson ES345.

Tees Hot Club at London’s premier gypsy jazz venue – Le Quecumbar

For slide guitar use a Telecaster (not a Fender – it is a G&L Tribute ASAT) heavily modified with a Hipshot Trilogy bridge so I can change tunings rapidly.

I also play acoustic steel string guitars (Gibson J45, Epiphone Deluxe Masterbilt Classic archtop) and nylon string Cordoba Negra.

Rooster Roxx with John McCoy, Emma Wilson and Al Harrington


Here are some links to websites that I have found useful to refer to when playing guitar:-

Rosenberg Academy  –   99 Cent Guitar Lessons   –   Duke Robillard’s Site   –   AllParts   –   Stewart McDonald   –   Strings Direct   –   Thomann  –   Elderly Instruments   –   Nigel Stockbridge  –   Diamond Bottlenecks