The Current Guitar Collection

The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Jillian Rae, Gretsch 6118


Jillian Rae portrait at The Current

Jillian Rae tells the story of how she had been hoping to add a hollow-body Gretsch guitar to her arsenal of instruments, and how that vision came to be. 'It's kind of an amazing treat,' Rae says. 'I'm going to be playing that Gretsch live onstage now for most of the songs that I play electric guitar on.'

Talking guitars and songwriting with Caitlyn Smith


Caitlyn Smith performs at PledgeHouse at SXSW

On a recent visit to The Current studio, Nashville-based singer-songwriter talked about some of her favorite guitars, and how the name of her breakout album, 'Starfire,' is taken from one of them.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Bully's Alicia Bognanno, Squier '51 'Frankenstein'


Bully portraits at The Current

When Bully visited The Current studio, frontperson Alicia Bognanno took some time to talk about what she calls her 'Frankenstein' guitar, 'and by that,' Bognanno explains, 'I mean it's just a bunch of different parts put together.' It's a hard-working guitar Bognanno loves; she plays most of Bully's shows using it and has written the band's two albums on it.