In the same way that Gaston in Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast” used antlers in all his decorating, Mike uses guitars. At least in the room where his wife Page has allowed him to put his stuff.

After stepping out into a mission to record arrangements of his own songs, he began to accumulate all the musical equipment and pro-audio equipment needed to lay down tracks of acoustic guitar, electric (lead) guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboards, and vocals to create classic rock-n-roll, blues, and folk sounds. He got a little carried away with his instrument of preference; guitar, and accumulated an inventory of fine newer instruments, as well as some vintage pieces.

Inspired from decades of studying album covers while listening to his favorite recording artists, The Beatles, The Allman Brothers, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, The Eagles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Grand Funk Railroad, Derek and the Dominoes, The Blues Brothers, and many others, he coveted the instruments he saw them playing. Mainly Gibson and Fender brands, but was later turned on to Taylor acoustic guitars.

The photos on this page depict Mikes collection of guitars, amplifiers, keyboards, and drums.


  • GIBSON; THE ELECTRICS – 1964 Les Paul Jr., 1974 Les Paul “Deluxe”, 1964 SG Standard
  • THE ACOUSTICS – 1962 J-50 (previously owned by Steve Winwood), 1974 Hummingbird
  • FENDER; 1973 Telecaster Thinline with double coil Fender humbuckers, 1974 Musicmaster, 1988 American Standard Stratocaster with Lace pickups
  • RHODES; 1988 Rhodes Piano “Seventy Three” with original powered amplifier cabinet base with 2-12” speakers

  • GIBSON; 2014 Derek Trucks Signature SG ’61 Reissue with ‘57 reissue ”PAF” Humbucker pickups

  • FENDER: 2014 Jazz Bass ’64 Reissue in custom Daphne Blue color w/ matching headstock, 2013 Telecaster Corona ’62 Reissue in custom Surf Green color w/matching headstock, 2002 Deluxe Reverb Amplifier ’65 Reissue
  • RICKENBACKER: 2011 360/12c63 ’63 Reissue “George Harrison” 12-string

  • 1998 W-14C Walnut body with cedar top, 1999 510-GA 25th Anniversary Special Edition, 1998 914-C “Cindy” with rosewood body and sitka spruce top, 1998 614-CE with curly maple body and sitka spruce top, 355-12 string
  • vintage instruments

    • L to R, 1974 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, 1964 Gibson Les Paul Junior
    • L to R, 1964 Gibson J-50, 1974 Hummingbird
    • 1988 Fender American Standard Stratocaster and 1974 Fender Musicmaster
    • 1988 Rhodes Piano w Speaker Cabinet
    • 2010 Korg Karma

    Re-Issue Instruments

    • L to R, 2014 Gibson SG Derek Trucks Signature Model, 1964 SG
    • 2014 Fender Jazz Bass 1963 Reissue, Yamaha 5-string Bass
    • 3 Fender Telecasters
    • 2013 Rickenbaker 360-12, George Harrison '63 Reissue
    • Top, Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb Amp 1965 Reissue, Bottom, 2014 Vox AC 30

    Taylor Acoustics

    • 5 Taylor Acoustics


    • Music Corner
    • 1996 Yamaha Stage Custom Drums
    • 1996 Yamaha Stage Custom Drums


    • KORG D-1600mkII Digital Recording Deck w Yamaha HS-10 Monitors