Short for Audio Electronic Research, these amps are spectacular for acoustic guitar and are very small and lightweight. With a very clean direct out, it acts as a monitor in a church or concert situation and sounds great in the P.A.
I endorse D’Addario strings and am confident there is the right set of strings for you no matter what style of music you play.
Stefan D’Pergolas specializes in strat and tele bodies made out of old growth wood. He made a tele-style for me and it is sweet.
I still use old Fenders occasionally. I like the Vibralux and an old Princeton, which sounds great for some situations
Mesa Boogie Amps
I often use the Lone Star Special with separate head and cabinets with one 12 in speaker in each.
Ed Schaefer is a talented luthier and has made two instruments for me that I designed and he perfected. The Freddy is a small archtop and the Hamilton Headless is a solid body and travels very well