Marty Willson-Piper and Tiare Helberg


In the category of 'geeky things that I probably shouldn't care about,' we see Marty Willson-Piper in a recent photo (courtesy of the Church mailing list) playing an f-hole Gibson guitar, probably a newish one and not a vintage one (but I could certainly be wrong).

When I saw the Church play live, Marty favored his Rickenbacker and what looked like a Fender Jaguar (could have been a Jazzmaster, but I think it was the Jaguar) and then switched over to bass for certain songs. I have not seen him play a Gibson (or this style of guitar, in the event I've got that wrong as well. You can read more about his gear preferences here.

Anyway, I wish he was touring Europe. I'm certain that this would be a killer show: