“Guitarists need to start bands again – we’re a little caught up in the TikTok world where everyone’s on their own”: Trev Lukather on why he loves St. Vincent’s guitars, and the guitar lessons he learned from his dad

Trev Lukather
(Image credit: Michelle Weber)

Trev Lukather’s enthusiasm for guitar and music is infectious. He probably gets it from his dad, Steve Lukather, who not only starred with Toto but has lent his licks to Michael Jackson, Boz Scaggs, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck and Mark Knopfler.

Trev confirms that Steve was the inspiration for his six-stringery – but what’s refreshing is that with his new band, The Effect, the younger guitarist has taken his playing to a newfound space. Latest single Toxic Envy is filled with heavy riffage via his trusty St. Vincent signature Music Man.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.