For acoustic fingerstyle blues


Al is a Martin or a Yamaha player, On the left hand side is Blondie his trusty workhorse Martin.

When Blondie is not being used, here is a picture of his other favourite Martin.

Here is a 0015 model, purchased from Little Toby Walker in 2012.

For slide


Al is a resonator fanatic 

 Here is a picture of his Michael Messer Blues 28. And his 1935 National Trojan.

Al is a big fan of Michael Messer resonators. He owns 6 of them.

The Trojan is always in open G or G6th.

The Michael Messer Blues 28 is always in open D or minor key tunings.

For electric blues


What we have here is a red Telecaster from 2007,

This Guitar is set up for solo and for use as a multipurpose guitar.

This is Al's go to guitar for sessions, gigs with other people.

Then we have a black strat that has been a road and session instrument for quite some years

For my Jazz Trio

Tokai Es 335

Tokai Es 335

Gibson Es 120

Gibson Es 120

These last two featured instruments have a story to tell 

The 1965 Gibson is for a old school Jazz feel 

The other Guitar is a Japanese built Tokai ES 335 with a killer tone this was purchased In Japan for a jazz project