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Pat's recording studio facility
Pat Kilbride tours with one of his two Godin
Acousticaster 6 models, one with a dual-chamber mahogany
body, the other with maple. Each has a rock maple neck, 18 tuned
metal tines mounted under the bridge, and an L.R. Baggs LB6
bridge transducer with custom preamp. Kilbride uses Elixir strings
(gauges .012, .017, .024, .032, .044, .054) tuned to D A D G
Closer to home and in the studio, he also plays
a mid-'80s Martin D-28 (www.mguitar.com)and
his beloved 1973 Nelson 0026, made by Irish
luthier Derrick Nelson (who later worked under the Danvel brand).
The Martin and Nelson guitars are fitted with Fishman Acoustic
Matrix Natural II undersaddle pickups.
Kilbride's cittern is a Stefan Sobell
spruce-and-rosewood five-course, tuned D A D A D (gauges .012,
.017, .032, .042, .052) and fitted with a Fishman pickup. His
1979 ten-string bouzouki was made by Peter
it's fitted with a DiMarzio magnetic humbucking pickup in the
soundhole, which he runs into a Trace Elliot preamp pedal. Kilbride
uses Elixir strings on all his instruments.