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Keith Nelson is the lead guitarist for the Hard rock band Buckcherry. He was one of the founding members of the band, along with singer Josh Todd.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Keith's guitar rig.

It is important to note that Keith has a huge collection of gear, especially vintage stuff...so if you find a source that can add info to this listing, please leave a comment. keith has said "I pretty much have every vintage Marshall, every vintage Vox you’ll need" (premierguitar) and he has an armload of vintage guitars.

CoolClick the gear images for more info and specs at Guitar CenterCool

 

Guitars

- '59 Gibson Les Paul reissue guitar (calls it "Duane") - WCR Godwood pickups

Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar - Cherry

- Gretsch 6120

Gretsch Guitars G6120TM Chet Atkins Hollow Body Electric Guitar Tiger Maple Stain

- Fender ‘51 and '53 Esquire guitars

Fender '50s Esquire Electric Guitar

- Fender ‘71 Strat

Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar White

- Fender Telecaster Custom

Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul Junior

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Junior Single Cutaway Electric Guitar

- Gibson ’62 SG

Gibson 1961

- Gibson ’62 355 (black)

DISCONTIUED - FIX- Gibson Custom VOS ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby Antique Ebony

- Gibson ’54 Gold Top

Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue Goldtop VOS Antique Gold

- Various other Gibson Les Pauls

- Zemaitis custom shop GZMF501 guitar

- Zemaitis protoype of his signature guitar (WCR "Cherry Bucker" in bridge)

- Fender "Telemaster" - part tele, part jazzmaster

- Duesenberg guitar

- Bill Nash tele ("Jenny")

- Nash body telecaster, built to look like Keith Richard's guitar

Note: The Mar 2008 Vintage Guitar Magazine has an article on Keith's guitars and amps. If anyone has this magazine, fill us in!!!


Pickups
According to the Seymour Duncan Site Keith uses these pickups:
- Ant. HB, SH-1n, SH-11, STL-1b, Ant. P-90, SH-55

Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup




Amps and Cabinets
- Marshall '71 Super Lead 100

- Germino MONTEREY 100 amp head

- Marshall ’68 small-box “Plexi”

Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Marshall ‘66 JTM45

Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Vox AC30 Top Boost

Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- Divided by 13 amps - model RSA31 amp and cabinets

- Fender Bandmaster

- Budda Collectors Edition Twinmaster with matching 1x12 Exension cab

- Victoria and Louis Electric tweed twin amplifiers



Effects and More
Note: Keith has many of his pedals Keeley modded

- Boss SD-1 (Keeley 5-star modified)

Boss SUPER OverDrive SD-1 Pedal

- Vox Wah pedals (modified)

Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal

- Rocktron Banshee talk box

Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box

- MXR Phase 90

MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal

- Voodoo Lab Tremolo

Voodoo Lab Tremolo Pedal

- Boss Delay pedal

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal

- Boss pedal tuner

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

- Radial SGI44

- Keeley true bypass loopers

- Keeley Java Boost

Keeley Java Boost Guitar Effects Pedal

- Mogami cables

Mogami Platinum Guitar Cable

- Morley Pedal(s)

- Budda Wah

Budda BRS-97020 Budwah Wah Guitar Effects Pedal

- Ground Control

Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro MIDI Foot Controller

- MXR Carbon Copy pedals (x2)

MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
- DLS Effects RotoSim pedal

- Voodoo Lab Pedal Power

Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ Power Supply

- Radial JX44

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