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Paul DiGiovanni is the lead guitar player for the pop-punk band Boys Like Girls. He also helps write most of the band's songs.

Let's take a look and see what kind of guitar gear has been seen in his guitar rig.

Boys Like Girls playing a concert on stage

 

 

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Guitars
- Fender American Stratocaster (white with custom pickguard and EMG 81/85 active pickups)

Fender American Professional Stratocaster Hss Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar BlackEMG EMG-ZW Zakk Wylde 81/85 Humbucker Set

- Fender 72 Deluxe Telecaster (customized with a single EMG 81 active pickup in the bridge and a tune-o-matic
bridge. He has 2 that are black with a black pickguard, and 1 that is white with a pearloid pickguard)

Fender Vintera '70S Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst

- Gibson Les Paul Custom Tobacco Burst (the guitar tech said is was a 1985 or 1986)

Gibson Les Paul Standard '50S Electric Guitar Tobacco Burst

- Gibson CJ-165EC Vintage Sunburst

Gibson CJ-165EC Maple Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Natural

- Gibson Black Beauty (a 1995 Model that he was selling on craigslist)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Custom '57 Custom Les Paul Black Beauty Electric Guitar 3 pickup

- Taylor acoustic-electric





Amplifiers
- 2 Engl E530 Preamps

Engl Tube Preamp E 530

- Engl Power Amp

Engl Tube 100W Stereo Poweramp

- 2 Soldano preamps (preamp versions of the avenger head)

- Various Bogner cabinets

Bogner 412STU 210W 4x12 Uberkab Guitar Speaker Cabinet







Pedals
- Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer

Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal

- Boss TU-2 Tuner

- Boss DD-20 Giga Delay

- Morley Mark Tremonti Wah Pedal

Note:There is another Boss DD-20 and another Mark Tremonti Wah at the guitar tech station, so he can hit them for Paul if he can't get to his pedalboard in time.





Various Gear
- Fishman Prefix Plus T's

- DiMarzio ClipLock Strap (white and a black one)

Dimarzio 2




Phone interview by Matt Kennedy with Adam Gable, Boys Like Girls guitar tech, on 6/03/2011

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