2006 and 2007 Jazz Elites. Modifications: inlay-free fingerboard, narrow-spaced nut on a wide fingerboard, five-position blade style pickup selector switch removed, three-position toggle switch installed, no bridge-pickup tone control, volume potentiometers increased to 1-meg, on the 2006 the body cavity, including under pickups, is coated with copper paint, Graph Tech string-saver saddles, Madagascar ebony tuner buttons. On the 2007, which I use for recording, the pickups are Lace Alumitones. On the 2006, which I use for most live gigs, the pickups are Creamery Wide-Range Baby 71s.
Karura Sentinel carbon-fiber cases for the Collings flattop and Ruck classicals. Calton deluxe fiberglas case for the Thornton electrics.
Egnater Rebel 20 for recordings and some local gigs. For road gigs promoters receive a list of 75 amplifiers ranked in order of desirability. Usually they find something that is not on the list. For local acoustic gigs where no PA is available, I use a Fishman Performer Pro with a Shure SM81 microphone.
DAddario EPN22 (.013-.056) for the Thornton electrics, DAddario EJ17 (.013-.056) for steel-string flattop, DAddario EJ45 Pro Arte normal tension (.028-.043, G string replaced with an EJ46 hard-tension G, .041) for the Ruck classicals, Addario extra hard tension EJ44 (.029-.045) for 1987 Contreras classical fretless.
Seymour Duncan SFX-11 Twin Tube Blue, Seymour Duncan SFX-04 Twin Tube Mayhem, Morley Mini Volume pedal, Boss TU-2: Chromatic Tuner. In the studio I use an American Loopers Clickless 2-Channel loop so that the Duncan pedals can be triggered without acoustic pedal noise.