Carlos Santana is a very accomplished musician who infuses a latin style with rock and fusion. He emerged in the 1960’s and since then has won 10 grammy awards. His signature style and tone is sought after by many.
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- PRS Santana II – Santana uses PRS models as his main guitars which also include other Santana signature models
- Toru Nittono Nylon Electric – A custom built guitar by luthier, Toru Nittono
- Gibson SG Special – Used in the 60s’ and 70s’ and at Woodstock music festival
- Gibson Les Paul Standard – Switched to Les Paul in 1972
- Gibson LS-6 – Santana used the LS-6 in the late 70s’
- Fender Stratocaster (lefty) – Used in 1975. Santana occasionally used other strats in his career.
- Mesa-Boogie King Snake – Santana’s signature amplifier based off his boutique snake-skin Mesa Boogie 100-watt combo.
- Dumble Overdrive Reverb – He plays through two Dumble heads
- Budotone Universal Tone – Santana also plays through two of these
- Mesa-Boogie Mark I
- Pete Cornish LD-1 Line Driver
- Pete Cornish AC Powered 3 Way Signal Splitter / Muter – for control of different amps
- Pete Cornish Acoustic Preamp DI
- Peterson Strobe Effect Rack
- Real McCoy Custom RMC4 Wah
- TC Electronic D-Two Delay Effect Rack
Sources: Premiere Guitar / Rig Rundown, Santana Website, Gibson Article, Rolling Stones Article (strat), V-Picks
One Reply to “Carlos Santana’s Gear”
Santana also played Yamahas (SG 2000) in the 70s and into the 80s.