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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)

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar

- 1961 Fender Stratocaster (Fiesta Red)

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster Burnt Heavy Relic Electric Guitar 3-Tone Sunburst

- 1958 Gibson ES-335 guitar

Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue - cherry

- Gibson ES-175 guitars

Gibson ES-175 Electric Guitar

- Gibson Chet Atkins classical guitar

- Gibson Les Paul Goldtop 1957

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

- Gibson Les Paul Junior

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar Satin Vintage Sunburst

- Gibson B-25

- Martin D-28 (and other Martins)

Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Natural

- 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 Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Marshall 4x12 speaker cabinets

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

- Fender Twin

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

- Mesa Boogie Mark II

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

- Mesa Boogie Stereo Simul-Class 2:Ninety

- Mesa/Boogie 4x12 and 2x12 speaker cabinets

Mesa Boogie Rectifier 240W 4x12 Standard Guitar Speaker Cabinet Black Straight

- Groove Tubes Soul-O 75 Combo amplifier

- Roland JC-120

Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus Amp

- 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 RC-30 Loop Station

- Boss TU-12 Chromatic Tuner

Boss TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner

- Bob Bradshaw Custom Audio Electronics MIDI switching system

- Bob Bradshaw V-Comp Tube Compressor

- Digital Music Corp. GCX Guitar Audio Switcher

Voodoo Lab GCX Guitar Audio Switcher

- Digital Music Corp. Ground Control

Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro MIDI Foot Controller

- Dyno-My-Piano Tri-Stereo Chorus 618

- Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress flanger

Electro-Harmonix Classics Deluxe Electric Mistress Flanger / Filter Matrix Guitar Effects Pedal

- Eventide H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer

Eventide H7600 Ultra-Harmonizer Effects Processor

- Fulltone Ultimate Octave

Fulltone Ultimate Octave Guitar Effects Pedal

- Furman PL-Plus Series II

Furman PL-Plus DMC Power Conditioner

- G2D Cream-Tone

- Juice Goose Power Conditioner

Juice Goose JG11-20A Rack Mount Power Conditioner

- Klon Centaur Overdrive

- Lexicon PCM70 Digital Effects processor

Lexicon PCM92 Reverb Effects Processor

- Lovepedal Eternity Overdrive

- Maestro Echoplex delay unit

- Maxon SD9

Maxon SD-9 Sonic Distortion

- Mesa Boogie TriAxis Pre-Amp

- Moogerfooger MF-104Z Analog Delay

- Mutron III envelop filter

- MXR Analog Delay

- MXR Distortion +

MXR M-104 DISTORTION + Guitar Pedal

- MXR Dyna Comp pedal

MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal

- MXR Phase 90 phaser

MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal

- Pete Cornish built pedalboard

- Peterson tuner

- Pro Co Rat

Pro Co RAT2 Distortion Pedal

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

- Red Witch Empress Chorus

Red Witch Empress Analog Chorus-Vibrato Guitar Effects Pedal

- Red Witch Moon Phaser

Red Witch Deluxe Moon Phaser Pedal

- Rocktron Compressor/limiter/hush

Rocktron HUSH Super C Stereo Guitar Noise Reduction System

- 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

TC Electronic Stereo Chorus Flanger

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

TC Electronic D-Two Multi-Tap Delay

- tube Echoplexes
- Voodoo Lab Analog Chorus

- Voodoo Lab Pedal Power

Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ Power Supply

- Yamaha SPX-90

Yamaha SPX2000 Digital Effects Processor

- Z. Vex Fuzz Factory

ZVex Vexter Fuzz Factory Guitar Effect Pedal

- Zoom distortion




Strings and Picks
- D’Addario EXL115

D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings Single-Pack

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

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

Dunlop Delrin Standard Guitar Pick 1.14 Mm 6 Dozen

 

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