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Andy Summers is an English guitar player and songwriter who is best known for his work in the band, The Police. Summers' primary guitars are the Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster when playing rock, and Gibson electric guitars when playing jazz fusion and jazz.

Let's take a look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Andy Summers' guitar rig.

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Caution! Andy has used TONS of gear over the years, which we have tried to list. Try not to get too overwhelmed! ;)


Guitars

Here is just a sampling of Andy's guitars. If you go to his website you can see great pictures of his collection which appears to be over 100 guitars in size.

- 1961 Fender Telecaster (Gibson PAF humbucking pickup in the neck and an active on-board preamp)

- 1961 Fender Stratocaster (Fiesta Red)

- 1958 Gibson ES-335 guitar

- Gibson ES-175 guitars

- Gibson Chet Atkins classical guitar

- Gibson Les Paul Goldtop 1957

- Gibson Les Paul Junior



- Gibson B-25

- Martin D-28 (and other Martins)

- Guild JF30-12
- Hamer guitars
- Steve Klein Custom Guitars (these are pretty wild looking)
- Robert Benedetto archtop guitars
- Andrew Manson Custom Acoustic
- Fender Custom Shop Tribute replica of his 1961 Custom Telecaster
- Fender VG Stratocaster



Amps and Cabinets
- Marshall JMP and Plexi amp heads

- Marshall 4x12 speaker cabinets

- Fender Twin

- Mesa Boogie Mark II

- Mesa Boogie Stereo Simul-Class 2:Ninety

- Mesa/Boogie 4x12 and 2x12 speaker cabinets



- Groove Tubes Soul-O 75 Combo amplifier

- Roland JC-120

- Dean markley combo amp
- Pearce G2r & A3 amps
- Custom Audio OD100 (Settings: Channel One, Bright switch active, Gain 1 = 1, Bass = 7, Middle = 3.5, Treble = 4.5, Level 1 = 6)
- Carvin DCM150 (to power stereo effects)





Effects and More

Note: Listed in Alphabetical order:

- Boss RC-20XL Loop Station

- Boss TU-12 Chromatic Tuner

- Bob Bradshaw Custom Audio Electronics MIDI switching system

- Bob Bradshaw V-Comp Tube Compressor

- Digital Music Corp. GCX Guitar Audio Switcher

- Digital Music Corp. Ground Control

- Dyno-My-Piano Tri-Stereo Chorus 618

- Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress flanger

- Eventide H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer

- Fulltone Ultimate Octave

- Furman PL-Plus Series II

- G2D Cream-Tone

- Juice Goose Power Conditioner

- Klon Centaur Overdrive

- Lexicon PCM70 Digital Effects processor

- Lovepedal Eternity Overdrive

- Maestro Echoplex delay unit

- Maxon SD9

- Mesa Boogie TriAxis Pre-Amp

- Moogerfooger MF-104Z Analog Delay

- Mutron III envelop filter

- MXR Analog Delay

- MXR Distortion +

- MXR Dyna Comp pedal

- MXR Phase 90 phaser

- Pete Cornish built pedalboard

- Peterson tuner

- Pro Co Rat

- Rane SM 82 Stereo Mixer
- Rane SM 26 Splitter/Mixer

- Red Witch Empress Chorus

- Red Witch Moon Phaser

- Rocktron Compressor/limiter/hush

- Roland guitar synthesizers (GR300, GR100, GR-505 and a GR-707)
- Roland RE301 Space Echo
- Sennheiser wireless system
- TC Electronic 1210 Spatial Expander
- T.C. Electronic SCF Stereo Chorus

- T.C. Electronic D-Two Multitap Rhythm Delay

- tube Echoplexes
- Voodoo Lab Analog Chorus

- Voodoo Lab Pedal Power

- Yamaha SPX-90



- Z. Vex Fuzz Factory

- Zoom distortion




Strings and Picks
- D’Addario EXL115

- Dean Markley 10-46's gauge strings (in the past)

- Custom “signature” Dunlop Delrin 500 picks (2.0mm)

 

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