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Neil Young Guitar Rig Gear and Equipment

Neil Young is one of the most famous musicians of all time. His guitar rig is filled with vintage gear that would make most musician's drool.

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

Neil Young playing guitar 

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Guitars
- 1953 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop that is painted black. Bigsby tremolo. P90 in neck. Firebird pickup in bridge. ("Old Black")

- 1961 Gretsch White Falcon

Gretsch Guitars G6139t-Cbdc White Falcon Center Block Double Cutaway With Bigsby Tremolo White W/ Gold Sparklbinding

- 1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior

Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Junior Single Cutaway Electric Guitar

- 1953 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (with Bigsby)

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

- Martin D-28 "Hank", early 40's (once Hank Williams')

Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural

- Martin 1968 D-45

Martin D-45 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

- Martin D-28 '62

- Taylor 855 12-string

- Gretsch 6120

Gretsch Guitars G6120tm Chet Atkins Hollow Body Electric Guitar

- Gibson Flying V

Gibson Flying V Traditional Pro Electric Guitar Ebony

- Fender Broadcaster

Fender Custom Shop 60Th Anniv. Series Broadcaster Electric Guitar






Amps and Cabinets
- '59 Fender tweed Deluxe amplifier (6L6 tubes)

Fender 57 Deluxe 12W 1X12 Combo Amp

- Fender Tremolux

Fender Eric Clapton Signature Ec Tremolux 12W 1X12 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp Tweed

- Magnatone 280 with stereo vibrato

- Magnatone Speaker Cab

- Fender Twin

- Mesa Boogie Bass 400

- Whizzer boxes - motrized device used to adjust the amp volume and other settings




Effects and More
- pedalboard made out of red painted wood. (also controls whizzers)
- Fender Reverb unit
- Mu-Tron octave divider
- MXR Analog Delay
- Boss Flanger (in blue box)
- Echoplex
- Shure SM57 mics (used on the amps)

Shure Sm57 Instrument/Vocal Microphone

- Sennheiser 409 mics (used on the amps)
- Alesis Microverb





Strings and Picks
- D'Angelico 80/20 Brass acoustic guitar strings .012-.054 gauge

- Dean Markley Super V electric strings .010-.046 gauges

- Herco nylon Gold Flex 50 picks

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