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Johnny Marr is an English songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player, and singer. Marr was the guitarist in The Smiths (80's) with Morrissey. He has been a member of Modest Mouse since 2006. In 2008, he joined The Cribs after touring with them on 2008's NME Awards Tour. Marr also has played in Johnny Marr and The Healers and other bands and projects.

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

Johnny playing guitar live

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Guitars

- Fender Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar guitar

Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar Electric Guitar

- Fender '59 Jazzmaster

Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar

- Gibson 1957 Gold Top Les Paul guitar

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

- 1965 Vox Teardrop guitar (black)

- Fender Thinline Telecaster guitar (wood)

Fender American Vintage '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar

- 1966 Gibson 335 12 String guitar (black)

- 1961 Gibson Les Paul Special doublecut guitar (TV yellow)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cutaway Electric Guitar

- Fender Strat guitar - sunburst  (1962 body with a 1963 neck)

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

- 1963 Fender Jazz bass guitar (black)

Fender US American Vintage '62 Jazz Bass

- 1964 Rickenbacker 12 String guitar
- Gibson SG guitar (blonde - custom one off)
- 1959 Gibson 355 guitar (black with bigsby)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 with Bigsby Hollowbody Electric Guitar

- 1954 Gibson 295 guitar (gold)
- 1962 Fender Jaguar guitar (black)

Fender American Vintage '65 Jaguar Electric Guitar

- Gretsch 6120 guitar

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

- 1963 Epiphone Casino guitar

Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino

- 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar (sunburst)

Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar - Cherry

- 1962 Epiphone Coronet guitar (red)
- Fender Jaguar guitar - Custom White On White ('62 body with a '65 neck)
- 1965 Fender Bass VI guitar (sunburst)
- 1983 Rickenbacker 330 guitar (black)
- Martin D-28 Acoustic (6 and 12 string versions)

Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Natural

- Gibson J-160 Acoustic guitar

Gibson J-160E Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- Jagmaster guitar (custom made by Fender)
- 1972 Telecaster guitar (blackish)
- 1963 Black Jaguar guitar
- 1985 Ovation Legend
- Gibson SG (red with vibrato)

Gibson Custom SG Standard with Maestro VOS Electric Guitar






Amps
- Fender Super Reverb

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Super Reverb Guitar Combo Amp

- Marshall Reissue amp

Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Marshall cabinets

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

- Roland Jazz Chorus (used on Smiths album)

Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus Amp

- Fender Blackface Twin

- Fender Pro

- Fender Showman

- Fender Bassman

Fender Vintage Reissue '59 Bassman LTD






Effects

Seen on Marr's 2007 Modest Mouse board:
- Diamond Compressor
- Mr Vibromatic
- Boss FS-5 pedals

Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch

- Boss GT-5

Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

- Menatone King of the Britains

- Visual Sound 1 Spot

Visual Sound 1 SPOT - Space-Saving 9V DC Adapter




Stated in a 1990 interview:
- Dunlop Cry Baby wah-wah pedal

Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Pedal

- T.C. Electronic 2290

- Yamaha GEP50

- Roland GP8




Strings
- D'Addario strings since 2005 (according to D'Addario website)
- Ernie Ball strings gauges .010 to .046 (stated in a 1990 interview)


Go to the next page for pictures of Marr's guitar rig.

 

 


 

Here is a great picture of Johnny Marr's guitar pedals. Image by Mick .O.. Creative Commons licensed from flickr. Picture is from 2007.

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