“I think Leo Fender reinvented the universe when he made the Telecaster because it’s just so simple and perfect”: Jesse Dayton on his greatest gear hits and misses

Jesse Dayton
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It is the turn of Jesse Dayton to stop by Guitarist for this month’s Bought & Sold, a conversation about the electric guitars in his life, his advice for buying gear, and, of course, the answer to the all-important question: whether it is better to have a cheap guitar and a high-end guitar amp or vice versa.

He’ll also reveal what is in his rig right now as he high-tails it across the UK and Ireland with Samantha Fish in support of Death Wish Blues.

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David Mead

With over 30 years’ experience writing for guitar magazines, including at one time occupying the role of editor for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, David is also the best-selling author of a number of guitar books for Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales, Mel Bay and Hal Leonard. As a player he has performed with blues sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith, played rock ’n’ roll in Marty Wilde’s band, duetted with Martin Taylor and taken part in charity gigs backing Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden and Robbie McIntosh, among others. An avid composer of acoustic guitar instrumentals, he has released two acclaimed albums, Nocturnal and Arboretum.