John’s been playing both acoustic and electric guitar since the age of 11. Along with Beadhead, he’s played in a variety of bands through the years, and jammed along with note-able musicians such as local jazz drummer Alan Jones, and KISS lead guitarist Tommy Thayer. John’s guitar influences have been varied ranging from Brian May, to Alex Lifeson, as well as country and acoustic artists Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Peter Mayer of the Coral Reefer Band. John loves experimenting with various gear combinations to develop signature guitar tones. Currently, his gear list includes the following: Guitars – 2 PRS ( one CE 22 Standard, one SE Singlecut), Late 80’s Fender Strat (Japanese), and a Taylor 410 CE single cutaway acoustic. Amps- Bogner Alchemist 112 combo, Crate CA30 acoustic combo. Effects- Boss GT8 multi effects processor. Other – Seymour Duncan P-Rails / Lil Screamin Demon pickups, Twin Tube Classic.