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The Next Bend: Brad Paisley Demos Crook Custom Red Sparkle T-Style Guitar with G-Bender — Video

In the video below, Biff Parsons—who looks, sounds, plays and deadpans exactly like Brad Paisley—demos the pickups and playability of his new hand-pinstriped Crook Custom Red Sparkle T-Style guitar.

As you'll see in the video, Parsons is not a Paisley fan ... at all.

Obviously, Parsons is Paisley! But Paisley (or someone) even went out of his way to create a Twitter account for the Paisley-hating Parsons, and you can follow him here.

Like a lot of Paisley's guitars, this model is equipped with a McVay G-bender, which Paisley (aka Parsons) also demos in the clip.

The neck pickup is by APC Pickups; the bridge is by Voodoo Pickups/Peter Florance.

For more about Crook Custom Guitars, visit For more about Biff Parsons, follow him on Twitter.

To see this guitar in action, check out Paisley's recent performance of Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" (bottom video).

Damian Fanelli is the online managing editor at Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado. His New York-based band, the Blue Meanies, has toured the world and elsewhere. Fanelli, a former member of Brooklyn jump-blues/swing/rockabilly band the Gas House Gorillas and New York City instrumental surf-rock band Mister Neutron, also composes and records film soundtracks. He writes's The Next Bend column, which is dedicated to B-bender guitars and guitarists. His latest liner notes can be found in Sony/Legacy's Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection. Follow him on Facebook,Twitter and/or Instagram.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.