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John Frusciante is the guitarist for the funk rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has also made a number of solo records. If you want to know how he gets his funky guitar sound, read further.

John uses has used a wide range of guitars throughout his years with RHCP and as a solo artist. He is known for using a lot of guitars under the Fender brand. Below is a list of equipment that John has reportedly used through the years.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in the Red Hot CHili Pepper's John Frusciante's Guitar Rig.

John on a strat guitar

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Guitars
- 1962 Fender Strat (sunburst. well worn, Seymour Duncan SSL1 pickups) (John's main guitar, he adores it)

Fender American Original '60S Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst

- 1955 Fender Strat with a maple neck (sunburst, Seymour Duncan SSL1 pickups)

- 1961 Fender Stratocaster (fiesta red, Seymour Duncan SSL1 pickups)

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

- 1963 Fender Stratocaster (white)

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1963 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar Black

- 1963 Fender Telecaster (sunburst)

Fender American Original '60S Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst

- 1955 Gretsch White Falcon

Gretsch Guitars G6136t-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Falcon Hollowbody With Bigsby Vintage White

- Taylor 314ce Acoustic (for Venice Queen)

Taylor 314Ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

- 1960's Fender Jaguar (for warmups) and other Jags

Fender American Original '60S Jaguar Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar Surf Green

- 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG Custom

Gibson Custom 61/59 Fat Neck Sg Limited Edition Electric Guitar Faded Cherry

- Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty (for a cover song called Black Cross)

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Black

- Vintage Gibson ES-175

Gibson ES-175 Electric Guitar

- Fender Mustang(s)

Fender Player Mustang Electric Guitar With Maple Fingerboard Sonic Blue

- 1961 Rickenbacker

- Martin acoustic Guitars (two 0-15s and a 0-18)

- Australian Maton acoustic (submitted by user Saul)

 

 

Amps and Cabinets
- Marshall Silver Jubilee 100W for his "crunch" channel (similar to the 2203 pictured below)

 

- 200W Marshall Major (clean sound) (KT 88 tubes)
- Marshall 1960's (A and B) cabs

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


- 1965 Fender Reverb head

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

 


Effects
- Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion

 - Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble

- Boss FV-50 Volume pedal

- Boss Master Switch (the red one)

- Digitech Whammy pedal

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- Digitech PDS-1002 Digital Delay (2x)

- Dunlop Dimebag Custom CryBaby Wah pedal

Dunlop Dimebag Cry Baby From Hell Wah Effects Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi

- Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress Flanger

- Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n

- Electro-Harmonix POG Polyphonic Octave Generator

- Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb

- Ibanez WH-10 Wah (2x)

- Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler

Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler Guitar Effects Pedal

 - Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler

- MXR Micro Amp (2x)

- MXR Phase 90 (Frusciante used to use)

- Moog MF-101 Low-Pass Filter

Moog Moogerfooger Low Pass Filter 

- Moog MF-102 Ring Modulator

Moog MF-102 Moogerfooger Ring Modulator

- Moog MF-103 12-Stage Phaser

Moog MF-103 moogerfooger 6/12 Stage Phaser

- Moog MF-105 and 105B Bass MURF pedals

Moog MF-105M Moogerfooger MIDI MuRF Analog Filter Guitar Effects Pedal

- Moog CP-251 Control Processor

 Moog CP-251 Moogerfooger Control Processor

- Obi-Wah

- Zvex Fuzz Factory

 

- Boss DM-2

 



Strings, Picks and More
- D'Addario XL .10s-.046 (with a .11 on the high E string)

 

- levy's strap (mss8 is the model)
- Orange Jim Dunlop Tortex 0.60mm picks

 

Go to the next page for awesome pictures of John Frusciante's Guitar Rig

 

 

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