The Current Guitar Collection

The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Gary Clark Jr.


gary clark jr, tune

When Gary Clark Jr. stopped by The Current to chat with Jill Riley and perform a few songs, she asked him about his guitar. He told us about his first guitar and how he found his latest.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Mason Jennings


mason jennings, strap

When Mason Jennings stopped in to The Current's studio to chat with Jill Riley and perform a few songs, we asked him about his guitar. He told us how way he found it, who his influences are and which tuning he prefers.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Matthew Caws


matthew caws

Matthew Caws (Nada Surf, The Minor Alps) was in The Current's studios a couple weeks ago. We asked him about his guitar, and he remembered exactly where he got it and what he immediately loved about it.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Lou Barlow


sebadoh, gretsch

Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr., Folk Implosion) was in The Current's studios with Sebadoh a couple weeks ago. We asked him about how he found his guitar, and he described how it was influenced by 80s band the Neats and by a dream.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Black Joe Lewis


Black Joe Lewis

The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. This week, Black Joe Lewis tells us about his custom-built, bright red guitar.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Sam Beam of Iron & Wine


Sam Beam

The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. This week, Sam Beam tells us why he looks at guitars the same way he looks at colors.