Equipment comes and goes but this is most of the stuff I'm using today:
PRS Custom 24 Artist Package
PRS EG2 with Fender noiseless pickups
Fender Elite Telecaster
Gibson Explorer ( this is the beef!)
PRS Custom Head
Blackstar HT Metal
Trinity TMB - kit built clone of an Marshall 18 watt model 1974
2018 Line 6 HX Effects
Vox V846 HW (hand wired)
TC Electronics Guitar Tuner
Keeley Compressor Plus
TC Electronics G-Major 2
Berringer FCB 1010 Midi controller
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal VP Jr.
My musical beginnings were in grade school picking up French Horn. I wanted to play the alto saxaphone, but the salesmen visiting all of the potential band students door to door somehow talked my parents and I into thinking that French Horn was the instrument for me. So I gave it my best. I guess I did OK with that (note the chest full of medals ;) )
So I was liking the whole rock n' roll thing. My best buddy had older brothers doing that and he and his younger brother were picking up guitar and bass and I was ... jealous. I thought it too hard for me but in my junior year I "borrowed" a book from the library and bought a cheap acoustic guitar followed later by an electric (I think it came in pieces) and picked up a Peavy Decade guitar amp. I soon learned that I could learn more quickly by ear than by reading so I dumped the book.
I hung with it, trading up to better equipement and meeting other musicains and learning what I could from them. I was in a 3 piece "basement band" with a couple of buddys in college. After college, things were kind of off and on especially after meeting my wife and starting a family. My kids also turned out to be engineering/music nerds so when my son was coming of age I bought him a kit. He and I kind of got into jamming a bit and my passion of guitar was rekindled. Eventually I was looking around for a a project and met Ray. They rest is history.