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Richie Sambora is a rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who is the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi. Along with frontman Jon Bon Jovi, he forms the primary songwriting unit of the band.

Richie Sambora has played with tons of different guitar gear and equipment over the years while shredding it up in Bon Jovi. We are going to profile some of this sweet gear.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Richie Sambora's Guitar Rig.

Richie Sambora playing guitar Bon Jovi

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Guitars

- Ovation Richie Sambora Signature Elite Double Neck

- ESP Richie Sambora SA-2 guitar

- A large variety of Fender stratocasters

- Fender Telecaster doubleneck guitar

- custom "Sambora" guitars built by Richie Sambora's guitar tech Chris "Lumpy" Hofschneider

- Zemaitis Guitars

- Floyd Rose guitars

- vintage and custom shop Gibson guitars

- Gibson Les Paul Standard sunburst

Gibson Custom 60Th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard Cherry Teaburst

- Gibson Les Paul goldtop

Gibson Custom Historic '57 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Vos Electric Guitar Gold Top

- Gibson Flying V (appears to be Korina, in "Everyday" video)

Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar Antique Natural

- Gibson ES-335

Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue - cherry

- '51 Fender Telecaster

Fender American Original '50S Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Butterscotch Blonde

- Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Stratocaster

- Fender "NoCaster"

Fender Custom Shop '52 Heavy Relic Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Aged Nocaster Blonde

- Fender Telecaster Thinline Custom

Fender Custom Shop 72 Telecaster Thinline Heavy Relic Maple Fingeboard Limited Edition Electric Guitar Faded Aged 3-Color Sunburst

- Charvel Stratocaster

- Ovation acoustics (various models, including a double and triple neck, and Adamas)

Ovation Standard Elite 2758 AX 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- Gretsch guitars

Gretsch Guitars G6122t-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Hollowbody With Bigsby Walnut Stain

- Taylor RSSM Sambora model acoustic

- Taylor doubleneck acoustic

- Martin Sambora 6 and 12 strings (click below to checkout the 6 string)

- Martin 000-42

- Guild F-50 12-string

- Gibson SG Junior (white)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson SG Junior 60's Electric Guitar

- Kramer Sambora Signature guitars

 

Amplifiers and Cabinets

- Blackstar Artisan and 100 Series One 1046L6 amp heads

Blackstar Series One 1046L6 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Blackstar HT Studio 20 amp

- Marshall JCM2000 DSL series amps

- Marshall JCM800 2203 heads

- Marshall 4x12" speaker cabinets

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

- Fender ToneMaster amps and 4x12" speaker cabinets (mini pic below)

- Fender Bassman 4x10" combo

- Fender SuperTwin (pictured below is a regular Twin)

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

- Vox AC30

- VHT Pitbull

Fryette Pittbull Ultra-Lead G100UL/EQ 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Hughes & Kettner amp

- Diezel Herbert amps

Diezel Herbert Mkiii 180W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Divided by 13 amplification (they make custom amps)

- Matchless amps

- Bogner Ecstasy

Bogner Ecstasy 101B 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head with EL34s Comet Black

- Custom made 4x12 cabinets

 

Effects and more
- MIDI floor controller

- Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive

Boss SUPER OverDrive SD-1 Pedal

- Talk Box

- Fulltone Choral Flange

- Dunlop Crybaby

- Vox wah pedal

- A/B switcher

- Dunlop Rack-Wah

- T.C. Electronics 1210 Spatial Expander/Stereo-Chorus Flanger

- Eventide H-3000 Harmonizer

Eventide H7600 Ultra-Harmonizer Effects Processor

- Shure SM-57 Microphones

 MXR DynaComp (modified?)

- Klon Centaur pedal

- FoxRox Octron

 

In 2010 Richie had a guitar rack made for him. The following gear appeared to be in it.

This rack may be mainly used for studio recording (and another rack for live):

- 2 RJM Effect Gizmo's
- Custom Suhr amp switcher
- BAE mic pre
- VHT Power Amp
- Voodoo Lab Pedal Power AC and 2 Plus

- Furman Power Rack unit



- Lexicon PCM42 (x2)

Lexicon PCM92 Reverb Effects Processor

- Eventide Eclipse V4 Rack unit

Eventide Eclipse Multi-Effects Processor

- Empirical Labs Distressor

- A Designs 500HR Rack with two modules
- Tone Freak Effects Abunai 2 pedal
- Tone Freak Effects Naked OD
- Tone Freak Effects Mello Tremo
- BBE Soul Vibe pedal

BBE Soul Vibe Pedal

- Analog Man Octron pedal
- Hermida Zendrive pedal
- Boss OD-1 Overdrive pedal

- Hartman Compressor pedal
- Retro-sonic Vintage Vibes Chorus pedal
- Maxon AF-9 Auto Filter

- MXR Phase 90 Script logo pedal

- MXR EVH Flanger pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Micro POG

- Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man pedal

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man XO Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Axess Electronics Midi Controller board
- Ernie Ball pedal
- Moollon Wah pedal (Korean made pedal)
- Boss Chromatic Tuner pedal



 

 

Strings and picks

- D'Addario Strings: EXP15, EXP38, EXL110, EXL115, EPS510, EPS540  (Sambora is listed on their site)

- GHS Strings (Sambora is listed on their site) .009 strings in the studio and gauge .010 strings live

- D'Andrea 351 .71mm Black Celluloid picks

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