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Bon Jovi - Richie Sambora's Guitar Gear Rig and Equipment

Richie Sambora is a rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who is the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi. Along with frontman Jon Bon Jovi, he forms the primary songwriting unit of the band.

Richie Sambora has played with tons of different guitar gear and equipment over the years while shredding it up in Bon Jovi. We are going to profile some of this sweet gear.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Richie Sambora's Guitar Rig.

Richie Sambora playing guitar Bon Jovi

CoolClick the gear for more info & specs at Musician's FriendCool

Guitars

- The new ESP Richie Sambora SA-2 guitar (Thankfully pointed out by user Thebiz)

- A large variety of Fender stratocasters
- Fender Telecaster doubleneck guitar
- custom "Sambora" guitars built by Richie Sambora's guitar tech Chris "Lumpy" Hofschneider
- Zemaitis Guitars
- Floyd Rose guitars
- vintage and custom shop Gibson guitars

- Gibson Les Paul Standard sunburst

Gibson 2014 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Tobacco Sunburst Perimeter

- Gibson Les Paul goldtop

Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue Goldtop Vos Antique Gold

- Gibson Flying V (appears to be Korina, in "Everyday" video)

Gibson Flying V Traditional Pro Electric Guitar Ebony

- Gibson ES-335

Gibson Custom 1959 Es-335 Historic Dot Reissue Faded Cherry

- '51 Fender Telecaster

Fender American Vintage Series '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar

- Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Stratocaster

Fender Custom Shop Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar Black Maple Fretboard

- Fender "NoCaster"

Fender Custom Shop 1951 Nocaster Nos With Twisted Telecaster Pickups Electric Guitar Nocaster Blonde Maple Fretboard

- Fender Telecaster Thinline Custom

Fender American Vintage '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar

- Charvel Stratocaster

- Ovation acoustics (various models, including a double and triple neck, and Adamas)

Ovation Standard Elite 2758 Ax 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- Gretsch guitars

Gretsch Guitars G6122-1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar

- Taylor RSSM Sambora model acoustic

- Taylor doubleneck acoustic

- Martin Sambora 6 and 12 strings (click below to checkout the 6 string)

- Martin 000-42

Martin 000-42 Acoustic Guitar

- Guild F-50 12-string

- Gibson SG Junior (white)

 Gibson Sg Junior 60'S Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry

- Kramer Sambora Signature guitars

 

Amplifiers and Cabinets

- Blackstar Artisan and 100 Series One 1046L6 amp heads

Blackstar Artisan Series 100 100W Tube Amp Head BurgundyBlackstar Series One 100 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

- Blackstar HT Studio 20 amp

Blackstar Venue Series Ht Studio 20 20W Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black

- Marshall JCM2000 DSL series amps

- Marshall JCM800 2203 heads

Marshall Jcm800 2203 Vintage Series 100W Tube Head

- Marshall 4x12" speaker cabinets

- Fender ToneMaster amps and 4x12" speaker cabinets (mini pic below)

Fender Mini Tone-Master Amp

- Fender Bassman 4x10" combo

Fender Vintage Reissue '59 Bassman Ltd

- Fender SuperTwin (pictured below is a regular Twin)

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

- Vox AC30

Vox Custom Ac30c2x 30W 2X12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black

- VHT Pitbull

Fryette Pittbull Ultra-Lead G100ul/Eq 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

- Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

- Hughes & Kettner amp

Hughes & Kettner Triamp Mk Ii Tube Amp Head

- Diezel Herbert amps

Diezel Herbert 180W Tube Guitar Head Black

- Divided by 13 amplification (they make custom amps)

- Matchless amps

- Bogner Ecstasy

Bogner Ecstasy 101B 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head With El34s Black

- Custom made 4x12 cabinets

 

Effects and more
- MIDI floor controller

- Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive

Boss Super Overdrive Sd-1 Pedal

- Talk Box

Dunlop Heil Talk Box

- Fulltone Choral Flange

- Dunlop Crybaby

Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal

- Vox wah pedal

Vox V847a Wah-Wah Pedal

- A/B switcher

- Dunlop Rack-Wah

Dunlop Crybaby Rack Wah

- T.C. Electronics 1210 Spatial Expander/Stereo-Chorus Flanger

- Eventide H-3000 Harmonizer

Eventide H7600 Ultra-Harmonizer Effects Processor

- Shure SM-57 Microphones

Shure Sm57 Instrument/Vocal Microphone

 MXR DynaComp (modified?)

Mxr M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal

- Klon Centaur pedal

- FoxRox Octron

 

In 2010 Richie had a guitar rack made for him. The following gear appeared to be in it.

This rack may be mainly used for studio recording (and another rack for live):

- 2 RJM Effect Gizmo's
- Custom Suhr amp switcher
- BAE mic pre
- VHT Power Amp
- Voodoo Lab Pedal Power AC and 2 Plus

Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ Power Supply

- Furman Power Rack unit

Furman Pl-Pro C Power Conditioner

- Lexicon PCM42 (x2)

Lexicon Pcm92 Reverb Effects Processor

- Eventide Eclipse V4 Rack unit

Eventide Eclipse Multi-Effects Processor

- Empirical Labs Distressor

Empirical Labs El8 Distressor Audio Compressor

- A Designs 500HR Rack with two modules
- Tone Freak Effects Abunai 2 pedal
- Tone Freak Effects Naked OD
- Tone Freak Effects Mello Tremo
- BBE Soul Vibe pedal

Bbe Soul Vibe Pedal

- Analog Man Octron pedal
- Hermida Zendrive pedal
- Boss OD-1 Overdrive pedal
- Hartman Compressor pedal
- Retro-sonic Vintage Vibes Chorus pedal
- Maxon AF-9 Auto Filter

Maxon Af-9 Auto Filter

- MXR Phase 90 Script logo pedal

Mxr Csp-101Cl Custom Shop Script Phase 90 With Led Phaser Pedal

- MXR EVH Flanger pedal

Mxr Evh-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger

- Electro-Harmonix Micro POG

Electro-Harmonix Pog2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man pedal

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Xo Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Axess Electronics Midi Controller board
- Ernie Ball pedal
- Moollon Wah pedal (Korean made pedal)
- Boss Chromatic Tuner pedal

Boss Tu-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

 

 

Strings and picks

- D'Addario Strings: EXP15, EXP38, EXL110, EXL115, EPS510, EPS540  (Sambora is listed on their site)

D'addario Exl110 Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings Single-Pack

- GHS Strings (Sambora is listed on their site) .009 strings in the studio and gauge .010 strings live

Ghs Gbl Boomers Light 010 Electric Guitar Strings

- D'Andrea 351 .71mm Black Celluloid picks

D'andrea 351 Vintage Celluloid Guitar Picks One Dozen Shell .96Mm
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