Nixon Cutz is the sole guitarist for rock band Mary And The Black Lamb. As such, he’s had to make sure he always uses the right guitar in order to create a strong, sharp and rich sound. Read this gear review to see why the Epiphone Guitar cried out to him as the one to get the job done.

What one piece of equipment do you use to obtain your signature sound?
Nixon: I would have to say my guitar… my baby… my Epiphone.

What about it makes it so important to you?
Nixon: It may not be a real Gibson, but it sure feels like one when I’m holding it. The Humbucking pick-ups are killer and I love the tone from it. No matter what amp I play out of, and no matter the pedal I’m stomping… it wouldn’t be the same if I wasn’t holding this guitar. I picked it up at a pawn shop on look alone, I held it and just had to have it!

What are the major pros and cons?
Nixon: The good stuff; great pick ups that allow easy tone changes during a tune. I love the feedback and sustain from it (when my noise compressor is of course). The bad stuff; there is only one… I wish it had a whammy bar. This particular model doesn’t support one or I’d have it.

How long have you used this piece of equipment and would you ever change it?
Nixon: I’ve had this beautiful six string since 2001/2002 and would i ever change it?… well, let’s just say I’ve played others and really this one just feels like home.

Any final thoughts or comments on the gear?
Nixon: Sure, how do I get an endorsement?! [laughs] Do I have to totally rock or just enjoy what I do?!

Check out the song: “Stay Away”