Steven Wilson names the only guitar he's “ever truly loved”

Steven Wilson
(Image credit: Porcupine Tree/YouTube)

Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson might be a guitarist at heart, but his approach to the six-string is that it's anything but sacred. “It's about thinking more of the guitar as a sound source, which is there to be processed,” he told Australian Guitar last year.

But despite his comments, which suggest he views the electric guitar as nothing more than a compositional tool to bring his musical ideas to life, he still has a six-string love in his life: his relic'd Fender Custom Shop '63 Telecaster.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.