Spotlight: Jarryd James

Jarryd James
(Image credit: Alex Radelich)

SOUNDS LIKE: Slick, soulful club anthems
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What’s your current go-to guitar?
My favourite guitar at the moment is actually a bass – it’s a 1978 Fender Musicmaster. I bought it a few years ago from Southside Guitars in Williamsburg, and ever since I got it, I’ve taken it to pretty much every session I’ve been in. I find it to be a great tool to get ideas started – it’s just so easy to handle; it’s basically a guitar with bass strings on it.

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…