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.
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
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