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Lee Brice is well known as a multi-platinum artist, but unless you’ve seen him in concert, you might not know he’s a killer guitarist. Brice invited Premier Guitar into historic Legends Studio in Nashville to see the tools he and his guitar army use. Bonus: PG’s Perry Bean interviews Brice’s pedal-steel player, none other than John Bohlinger!
Brice’s No. 1 is this stock 1964 Fender Stratocaster he acquired through Nashville guitarist Tom Bukovac. It was in immaculate condition when Brice bought it, so he can claim every ding and scratch on it as his own.
Bettis’ No. 1 is his 1965 Gibson SG Jr. with Grover tuners and a Gibson wraparound bridge.
Bohlinger plays a 2016 Show Pro E9 Lloyd Green model with four pedals and five knee levers. The Show Pro is strung with D’Addario EPS490 Pedal Steel Strings, with standard E9 tuning (B–D–E–F#–G#–B–E–G#–D#–F#) and copedents.