Guitar Endorsements: The List

In the light of Joe Satriani possibly jumping ship from Peavey to Marshall for his amplification needs as reported over on Music Radar last week, we thought, just for fun, that we´d make a list of his endorsements over the years just to see how many entries we´d come up with.

Four days later, we´re still compiling a list, not just of Joe´s deals but as many people we could think of as we found our on-line research took many twists and turns, leading us towards a number other players...

So, there follows an in no way complete list of selected guitarists and their signature equipment that´s been made available for punters to buy over the years: not necessarily the stuff they use but gear that bears their name.

Additions, corrections and omissions, as ever, gratefully received...and hey, this is only supposed to be a bit of fun

Joe Satriani
Peavey amps - JSX Series
Ibanez guitars - JS Series
Vox effects - Satchurator, Time Machine, Big Bad Wah
DiMarzio pickups - Fred, Mo´Joe, PAF Joe
Planet Waves - signature straps and picks

Steve Vai
Carvin amps - Legacy
Ibanez guitars - JEM Series
Ibanez effects - Jemini
Morley effects - Bad Horsie, Little Alligator
DiMarzio - signature cables
DiMarzio pickups - Evolution, Evo 2, Breed,

Yngwie Malmsteen
Fender Guitars - signature Strats
DiMarzio pickups - Model J single-coil
DiMarzio straps - YJM signature cable & Clip Lock
DOD effects - YJM308 Yngwie
Dunlop picks - Malmsteen signatures
Dean Markley strings - signature set

Jimi Hendrix (all posthumous...)
Fender guitars - myriad signature Strats
Marshall amps - Super 100JH
Dunlop effects - signature wah, Octavia, Fuzzface
DigiTech effects - JH Experience pedal
Dean Markley - signature sets

Richie Sambora
Fender guitars - signature Strats
Kramer guitars - signature RS
ESP guitars - LTD SA-2
Taylor acoustics - RSSM double-neck
Martin acoustics - OMC-41 Sambora, MC12-41
Ovation acoustics - double and triple-necks

Eddie Van Halen
Fender guitars - Frankenstein Replica
Charvel guitars - EVH models
Kramer guitars - various 5150 spares
Ernie Ball MusicMan guitars - EVH Axis
Peavey guitars - Wolfgang
EVH guitars - Wolfgang
EVH amps - 5150-III
EVH accessories - straps, shoes, picks, pickups, strings, cables
Dunlop effects - signature EVH wah
MXR effects - EVH flanger, EVH Phase 90

Brian May
Brian May Guitars - RS Special, BM Signature, BM Rhapsody acoustic
Vox amplification - AC30 Custom Limited Edition, VBM1
DigiTech effects - Red Special pedal
Greg Fryer effects - signature treble boosters
Burns guitars - BHM-1
Guild guitars - signature model
Burns pickups - signature Trisonic pickups

Dimebag Darrell
Dean guitars - Razorback, Tribute, ML, V
Dean pickups - Dime Time
Seymour Duncan pickups - SH-13 Dimebucker
Krank amps - Krankenstein heads
Dunlop effects - Crybaby from Hell
MXR effects - DD11 Dime distortion

Zakk Wylde
Gibson guitars - signature Les Pauls
Epiphone - signature Les Pauls, ZV Custom
Marshall amps - JCM 2203ZW
EMG pickups - ZW set
MXR effects - ZW44 overdrive
Dunlop effects - ZW45 signature wah

Gibson guitars - signature Les Paul
Epiphone guitars - signature Les Paul
Guild guitars - signature double-neck
Marshall amps - signature JCM 2555
Dunlop effects - signature Crybaby

Steve Morse
Ernie Ball MusicMan - signature model
Engl amps - SM Signature Special 100
DiMarzio pickups - SM model

Kirk Hammett
ESP guitars - KH signature models
Randall amps - RM100KH and more
Dunlop effects - KH signature wah
EMG pickups - KH-21 set


Kerry King
BC Rich guitars - KK signature models
Marshall amps - 2203KK head
EMG pickups - KFK set
MXR effects - KFK1 10-band graphic

John Jorgenson
Fender guitars - Hellecaster JJ signature
G&L guitars - ASAT John Jorgenson
Takamine guitars - JJ325SRC
Gitane - DG-320 John Jorgenson Signature
Paris Swing Company - JJ signature mandolin
Matchless amps - JJ30 combo

Steve Lukather
Ernie Ball Music Man - Luke signature
OLP guitars - signature
Ibanez guitars - RS1010SL
Valley Arts - signature Custom Pro
Rivera amps - Bonehead
Vector SL cabinets - signature Sub-woofer
EMG pickups - SL20 set

Doyle Dykes
Taylor guitars - DDSM signature model
Rivera amps - Sedona 55 combo
GHS strings - signature models

Mark Tremonti
PRS guitars - signature model
Morley effects - signature wah
T-Rex effects - signature Phaser Shifter

George Lynch
ESP guitars - Kamikaze, Tiger, Skull & Snakes, GL-56, Serpent
Randall amps - RM100LB, various modules
Genz Benz amps - G-Flex cabinet
Morley effects - Dragon Wah, Tripler
Seymour Duncan pickups - SH-12 Screamin´ Demon, Super V

Scott Ian
Washburn - various SI models
Jackson - various JJ models
Randall amps - various VMax models
Seymour Duncan pickups - El Diablo signature model
DigiTech effects - Black 13

Dan Donegan
Washburn guitars - signature Maya
Randall amps - signature 1086 module
DigiTech effects - The Weapon

Nuno Bettencourt
Washburn guitars - N6, N4, N2
Randall amps -
Dean Markley - signature set

Dave Mustaine
Dean guitars - DM signature
Jackson guitars - DM signature
Marshall cabs - 1960DM

John Mayer
Fender guitars - signature Strat
Two Rock amps - signature JM model

Rickenbacker guitars - signature 4004LK bass
Marshall amps - 1992LEM head

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Guitarist magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.