“Old Pink” is Brad’s trusty number one. The 1968 guitar is his original paisley and goes with him almost everywhere. He’s used it on several hits, including those off his very first record.
Silvertone Danelectro 1451
Brad’s grandfather is partly responsible for his music obsession, thanks to giving him his first ever guitar — the Silverstone 1451. It was only manufactured for one year, but Brad still proudly displays it on his wall.
1952 Fender Telecaster
One of Brad’s oldest guitars, the 1952 Fender Telecaster has been featured on numerous hits, much like Old Pink. Luckily, both the Tele and Old Pink weren’t in the warehouse that flooded.
West Virginia License Plate Guitar
Though more of a piece of art since it’s not really playable, this guitar made up of West Virginia license plates still holds a spot on Brad’s wall — just like his home state holds a place in his heart.
CMA Awards Guitar
Brad was given this commemorative acoustic guitar after hosting the 45th CMA Awards. Of course he and pal Carrie Underwood have gone on to successfully host several more CMA Award shows, too.
Gibson Signature J-45
The Gibson Brad Paisley Signature J-45 acoustic guitar was crafted to Brad’s exact specifications, which is why he loves playing it on the road. If you want your very own, start looking hard — reportedly only 300 were made, and they don’t come cheap!
Teo SS-12 MandoGuitar
The Teo SS-12 is one of the funnier looking guitars in Brad’s collection. Sometimes called a “MandoGuitar” thanks to its shorter scale and double strings (12 instead of 6), the little guy has function, too. Brad featured it on “Some Mistakes.”
Grand Ole Opry Guitar
Bard was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2001. At 28, he was the youngest inductee ever. He was given this acoustic guitar, featuring “WSM GRAND OLE OPRY” down the fretboard, to mark the momentous occasion.
It’s no wonder this guitar doesn’t make its way on the road with brad. Made of marble, it has to be one of the heaviest in his collection!
Brad has a well-documented love of fishing, so it’s only fitting that this fish guitar combines two of his favorite things. Too bad he’s never played it on stage before.
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Brad Paisley is one of the most respected guitar slingers in music. He’s also accumulated quite the collection of seriously cool guitars — from instruments that were built to mark career milestones to, well, one shaped like a fish.
Unfortunately, some of Brad’s prized road guitars were destroyed when his Nashville rehearsal space flooded in 2010 (pals Vince Gill and Keith Urban lost gear to the Cumberland River too). Luckily, custom guitar maker Bill Crooks was able to build more of his custom “Paisley” guitars for Brad to get back on track.
A few tours and a lot of awards later, Brad’s guitar collection has expanded. He keeps them separated by guitars he keeps at home and guitars he takes on the road. Here are 10 of his most unique axes.