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Carlos Santana is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. What type of guitar gear would a legend such as he play? Let's take a look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Carlos Santana's Guitar Rig.

Carlos Santana

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Guitars

Back in the 70's Santana played:
- Gibson L-6S guitar

- Fender Stratocaster

DISCONTINUED - Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar - sunburst

- red Gibson SG Special with P-90 pickups (played it at Woodstock)

Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar

- white Gibson SG Special

Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar

- Yamaha SG-175B
- Gibson Les Paul (on his "Supernatural" album)

Gibson 2014 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

- Yamaha SG2000

 

More currently Santana plays:

- Santana Model Paul Reed Smith guitars

PRS Santana Signature Model Electric Guitar

- Paul Reed Smith SE Santana model (this is Santana's beautiful and affordable signature model guitar):

PRS SE Santana Electric Guitar

- Alvarez Yairi CY127CE Classical Guitar

- 1963 Fender Stratocaster (white)

- Fernandes Strat (painted by Michael Rios)

- Yamaha SG2000

- early 50's Gibson Les Paul (previously owned by Michael Bloomfield)

- 1968 Gibson Les Paul Custom

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Black

- PRS SE One Abraxas

 


Amplifiers and Cabinets
- Mesa Boogie Mark 1 combo amplifier snake skin (his version was a "hun-Rev-Altec") Mark V pic:

DISCONTINUED - Mesa Boogie Mark V 90W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black

- custom built Dumble boutique amplifier with Tone Tubby Alnico hemp coned speakers

- Marshall amplifiers (for distorted rhythm, including Marshall 1959 superlead stack)

Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Fender Twins for clean rhythm

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

- Boogie cabinet with Altec 417-8A speakers

- Marshall 4x12 cabinet with Celestion G12M "Greenback" speakers

Marshall 1960A or 1960B 300W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet

- Fender Cyber-Twin Amp is mostly used at Santana's home

- Brown cabinet

- Bluetone amps

 

 

Effects and stuff
- Mu-Tron volume wah wah pedal

- Dunlop 535Q wah (this is what Carlos Santana has more recently been using)

Dunlop Cry Baby 535Q Multi-Wah Pedal

- T-Rex Replica delay pedal

T-Rex Engineering Replica Delay/Echo Pedal

- customized Jim Dunlop amp switcher

- Ibanez Tube Screamer

Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue

- Ibanez Modulation Delay

- Heil Talk Box

Dunlop Heil Talk Box

- Shure KSM-32 microphones are used to pick up the sound, going to the PA

Shure KSM32/SL Condenser Mic

- Belden 1192A cable

- Variety of Pete Cornish gear including P-2, Mini Line Driver, Acoustic D.I., SS-3, and more

 



Strings and picks

- GHS Carlos Santana Big Core Guitar Strings Custom Light

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