Brad Whitford, Derek St. Holmes: Premier Guitar - Rig Rundown

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Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent) and Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) carve out some time during pre-tour rehearsals at Nashville’s SIR to talk reissued Les Paul gems, British tube-amp goodness, and the minimalist stomp stations that fuel their tried-and-true blues rock.

Derek St. Holmes—best known for singing alongside Ted Nugent—is also a bona fide gearhead. He loves to strap on guitars, especially beautiful Les Pauls like this Gibson Collector’s Choice #15 that’s based on his friend, The Kentucky Headhunters guitarist Greg Martin’s ’58 burst.

Brad Whitford is known for Les Pauls during his long tenure rocking with Aerosmith, but for this project his likes the contrast Strats bring to the group’s sound. Here is a Fender American Vintage 1965 Stratocaster.

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Rig Rundown - Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes