We recently caught up with Tesla guitarist and long-time Epiphone player Dave Rude. Dave has been out with Tesla on the Twisted Wires Acoustic Tour and has been playing his Epiphone Masterbilt guitars to rave reviews. Here is what Dave had to say:
I was so jazzed to play those suckers every night. They've really got great tone and playability, and they look killer too. Even our front-of-house sound engineer was raving about how great they sounded--which means a lot 'cuz he's pretty hard to please! I ended up using the cutaway for a lot of the set every night. The easy access to the upper frets was a welcome change that let me do lot of high up "wheedly-deedly" stuff which, as you probably know, is usually a real pain on an acoustic! I've also been using the Masterbilts in the studio with my solo project, Dave Rude Band, as we finish up recording our new album, and they really shine there too.
Find out more about what Dave is up to at www.teslatheband.com and www.daverudeband.com