Guitars2010 - Alberico OM (German Spruce / Honduras Mahogany)
2008 - Alberico OM (German Spruce / Nicaraguan Cocobolo)
1996 - Bourgeois, Martin Simpson Signature Model
1987 - Martin D - 12 - 18
1976 - Martin D - 28
Elixir, nanoweb, phosphor bronze, medium gauge strings. To get a more even string tension and volume, Les substitutes the plain strings, .013 & .017 for ones a gauge heavier, so the gauges are .014, .018, .026, .035, .045 & .056.
Hawk TB4 - casein - standard bevel - 1.4mm
All the guitars have Sunrise magnetic pickups that are wired directly to an endpin jack to use with an outboard tube pre-amp. Low capacitance cables (e.g. Planet Waves) are very important in this pickup pre-amp configuration.
Miktek C5 (matched pair)
Sunrise magnetic pickup
Retired Studio Gear
Neumann KM 184 (1999 - 2006)
Retired Live Gear
Fishman, under-saddle piezo pickup (1995 - 2007)