Rhett Shull's Best Guitars For The Working Musician

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  • Published on Aug 11, 2019
  • Today on Guitar Tours, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Rhett Shull. For those who don't know Rhett, he is a touring guitarist with an AWESOME TheXvid channel that you should check out below! Each of Rhett's guitars is bought for a specific purpose and in his mind are the perfect tool guitars. So watch and find out what guitars a touring musician uses. The results may shock you!
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  • Marty Music
    Marty Music  5 months ago +29

    Thanks to Rhett Shull for hanging out! Follow the man here: thexvid.com/user/rshull07

    • Jennifer Johns
      Jennifer Johns 5 months ago

      I noticed that your interviewing larger well-known people in each interview! Can you please interview Brad Paisley about his home 🏠 guitars and rig guitars?

    • Corey Herrington
      Corey Herrington 5 months ago +1

      But maybe do Dahab Hoffman first I don’t want you to miss his

    • Corey Herrington
      Corey Herrington 5 months ago +1

      Hey Marty I’ve been a long time fan of you, your channel got me into guitar, would you maybe consider making a lesson for some “Roy Clark maybe Folsom prison” or maybe “home on a Monday by little river band” that would be so cool. Thx for your content and keep it coming👍

    • Sajan Hoffman
      Sajan Hoffman 5 months ago +2

      Dear Marty Music, I love your videos so much, they've helped me so much with the guitar, can you please do "Make You Mine" by Public, it would mean the world to me

  • Mastertexter
    Mastertexter 14 days ago +1

    some great sounds

    • Mastertexter
      Mastertexter 13 days ago

      @Marty @Rhett I actually ended up buying a 50s Les Paul Standard same Color burst even... I love it. And I only started purchasing Gibson after I got Rhett‘s approval on their quality... and them listening to their fans again. Best purchase of my life so far.

  • Blue Matrix
    Blue Matrix 2 months ago

    16:19 cool lick

  • Acoustic Man
    Acoustic Man 4 months ago

    Hey Rhett, can you ask Marty to teach Concerning Hobbits? Atta boy!

  • Prod Music
    Prod Music 4 months ago

    3:43 The tests of Rhetts are the best

  • Jim Morlino
    Jim Morlino 5 months ago

    Marty - your funk jam at the end was an absolute JOY. You are a very GENEROUS musician - you LISTEN. So cool. Thank you.

  • Jim Morlino
    Jim Morlino 5 months ago

    The acoustic sounds wonderful! Where and what were the mics?

  • Cail Sebastian Lumsdaine

    sick intro improv

  • GROOVE ECHO
    GROOVE ECHO 5 months ago

    Those P90s sound magical!!! +1 on the flame-top comments lolol. Thank a ton Marty and Rhett!!! You gents ROCK!

  • Nathan Herring
    Nathan Herring 5 months ago +3

    Goes from a sparkle pink guitar, to a flame top 335, of which he both calls his “number one”s and “they’re with me every show” then goes on to say “I don’t like flamey guitars there too showy” 😂🤦🏻‍♂️ and as I write this he moves onto a les Paul with a flame top. 💀

  • Charles Holliday
    Charles Holliday 5 months ago

    Rhett you are such a good guitar player it would not surprise me if you got a chance to tour with major artist like Phil x did

  • Andrew Bradford
    Andrew Bradford 5 months ago

    Rhett's TheXvid channel is one of my favorites. Very entertaining, very informative, just a pleasant experience a 'round.

  • Owen Minter
    Owen Minter 5 months ago +6

    Rhett: I'm not a huge fan of super flamed guitars - I think they're a little too flashy.
    Rhetts Pink Sparkle Novo: Hold my beer...

  • x2mars
    x2mars 5 months ago

    You guys are living the dream😃

  • Dracula Says I Have Great Taste

    Just a little info for those looking into p90s and don't know. They are single coils too. Meaning they do produce hum. Often strat and tele pickups are called single coils, then people differentiate the p90s and humbuckers. Humbuckers are the only noise cancelling of the three and the only one of these three with more than one coil.There are pickups with many different coil numbers and some cancel noise and others don't. (Also, the pickup that sounds good with you playing along with music at home doesn't mean it is the one that will sound good in a mix with a band. That is a whole different story, hehe.) You can also get humbucking versions of many of these single coiled shaped pickups.)

  • Jake Davis
    Jake Davis 5 months ago

    Two very classy guys. Tasteful players as well.

  • Teilhard Omega
    Teilhard Omega 5 months ago

    Just throwing it out there, you guys blend really well together... could (should) start a jam band or do a record...

  • sillyak
    sillyak 5 months ago

    Did I miss it? What amp was used in this video?

  • Bob Smith
    Bob Smith 5 months ago

    I think the Rhett got it backwards. Gibson moved es and semihollows from Nashville to Memphis. Not the other way around.

    • sillyak
      sillyak 5 months ago

      Nope. Memphis is no more, building has been sold and ES and custom shop production moved to Nashville.

  • Gary Ford
    Gary Ford 5 months ago +1

    Sweet! What amp are you using?

  • sbjkd
    sbjkd 5 months ago

    The 335 is one of the most underrated guitars. You can play almost anything on it. It always sounds great.

    • Justin Garcia
      Justin Garcia 5 months ago

      Agreed. I use mine 80% of the time and my nocaster the rest

  • Jeremy Hickerson
    Jeremy Hickerson 5 months ago

    Dana Bourgeois is a great luthier! He pretty much captured the sound of Tony Rice's old Martin in a new build.

  • glassslide
    glassslide 5 months ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Amalfitano Pickups!!!! His Strat sets are KILLER

  • Jon-Nolan (Acoustic Singer/Songwriter)

    LOL, one my jam with the 335! I love mine!

  • Chryptopher
    Chryptopher 5 months ago +1

    The neck pickup on the les paul sounds brilliant.....maybe not from his playing position but on the mic sounds great...smooth like butter.

  • P Frank
    P Frank 5 months ago

    Make Gibson bashing video =====>>> get free Gibson Les Paul.

    I'm approaching life totally backwards.

  • Tom
    Tom 5 months ago

    Whose the annoying guy in double denim and pork pie hat?

  • chalaco choro
    chalaco choro 5 months ago +1

    My R0 LP is 8.6 pounds.. that is as heavy as I want to go.

  • Ted Wyckoff
    Ted Wyckoff 5 months ago +1

    rhett's a huge douche

  • Reagan Gundersen
    Reagan Gundersen 5 months ago

    Loving how lately you are collaborating with other TheXvidrs aswell as having them on your channel, really feel the community love man!

  • Millmoor Michael
    Millmoor Michael 5 months ago

    If you can’t get a vintage refin, Novo would be next on my list.. or a luthier build.

  • Ian freddy
    Ian freddy 5 months ago

    That was 27 yeses from the head nods...

  • Matías Delgado
    Matías Delgado 5 months ago

    I don't how much editing you did but it really feels like natural how you two get along, very smooth and interesting talk

  • Jim
    Jim 5 months ago +2

    What's wrong with push pull pots? If it's good enough for Jimmy Page it's ok by me.

  • theBaronDisco
    theBaronDisco 5 months ago +3

    Maybe its buried in the comments somewhere, but I didn't see any love for the Telecaster? To me, if you can only have 1 guitar and need to be versatile, it's the Tele. You can get a used MIM tele for almost nothing and it will be a solid guitar that will do almost anything.

    • Englishman in Hangzhou
      Englishman in Hangzhou 5 months ago

      Absolutely, especially if you travel and have to go light, I use an elite telecaster and it’s perfect for anything!

  • David Burke
    David Burke 5 months ago +3

    Hmmmm. “The results may shock you” ends up feeling a bit click baity when the four guitars featured end up being a Gibson Les Paul, a Gibson ES-335, a boutique guitar from a Dennis Fano brand and a high end J-45-alike. Really... not that shocked. 😛 But a good video nonetheless.

  • Robbie Valentine
    Robbie Valentine 5 months ago +2

    I wonder if Rhett really digs that LP, or if it's a free guitar and he's promoting for gibson

  • wozzlepop
    wozzlepop 5 months ago

    Watched a lot of Rhetts vids and those AmalFitano p90s sound perfect in that body/scale length. Perfectly compliment each other, can see why he loves that guitar !

  • Jason Guion
    Jason Guion 5 months ago

    Looks like a banjo killer series slope d with the torrefied top and AT finish. Not positive but it’s a great acoustic.

  • monty derhak
    monty derhak 5 months ago

    Marty you have gained weight...worried about you man.....less carbs more exercise

  • Mike Austin
    Mike Austin 5 months ago

    Responding to Rhett's comment about the LP having more punch than the 335: I saw Clapton play in Portland, Oregon - The "Reptile" tour. He did not play a Strat at all. He started out playing a 335 and, of course, it sounded glorious. About 2/3 through the show he switched to a LP and the difference was dramatic. The LP just cut through everything. This was just before Clapton auctioned off a lot of his guitars, and a lot of people thought he was playing guitars from his collection. I later read an interview with his tech, who said Eric just wanted something different and instructed his tech to get him some guitars, so the guitars were probably 2001 models.

  • jamie langslow
    jamie langslow 5 months ago

    Wow that’s a lot of awesome guitar knowledge

  • Brock Barr
    Brock Barr 5 months ago

    I get that you need to make money Marty, but soooooo many ads.

  • Stephen Reynolds
    Stephen Reynolds 5 months ago +67

    "I don't like flame tops, they're too showy" says the guy with a pink sparkle guitar. Haha still love ya Rhett

    • Steve Brady
      Steve Brady 2 months ago

      HAHAHAHA - well played

    • Artic White65
      Artic White65 5 months ago

      Robert Strefford Cool, I knew it didn't belong to him but he never mentioned it was an Echopark test drive. It just kind of looked out of place, too flashy, if you know what I mean. Loved the Echopark strat he tested a while back in his studio. Thanks for the response, that clears up a lot.

    • Robert Strefford
      Robert Strefford 5 months ago +1

      @Artic White65 He was trying out one of Echopark's Flying V's as a one off for a show near Detroit. Think Gabriel Currie brought some guitars along for Gary Clark Jr. Band and Rhett to try out.

    • ben gannon
      ben gannon 5 months ago +1

      i feel the same way. i can do sparkles but not flame tops.

    • Artic White65
      Artic White65 5 months ago +1

      I have seen him play a Flying V!? Go figure.

  • Ian Harsh
    Ian Harsh 5 months ago +5

    Has anyone noticed that Marty’s hat perfectly matches that Novo?!?

  • Burnzo
    Burnzo 5 months ago

    I do not exaggerate in the slightest when I say I had 10 near-identical Fender Play ads on this video. I hope my view helped! Haha

  • Ben Logan
    Ben Logan 5 months ago +3

    My best working guitar is a used LP studio! Sweet tones and relatively affordable too! Sweet vid! Thanks

  • Minor Seven Sharp Eleven.

    Where's Rhetts new Novo?

  • Betterifitsfree
    Betterifitsfree 5 months ago +1

    The first guitar sounded very much like a Fender Eric Johnson Strat... without the sparkles.

  • Angel Empire
    Angel Empire 5 months ago

    Marty great video!!! I was wondering what camera and lens did you use here. I really like the focus on it and the colours awesome!

    • Angel Empire
      Angel Empire 5 months ago

      Marty Music oh ok cool Marty thanks!!

    • Marty Music
      Marty Music  5 months ago

      We used a combo of FS7's and A7's, with Rokinon Xeen lenses. Glad you dug it!

  • J P Williams
    J P Williams 5 months ago

    How about the best budget guitars for the poor shlub beginner in his 40's...

    • Troy Schafer
      Troy Schafer 5 months ago

      The "classic vibe" series by Fender Squire are affordable and sound as good as guitars 2 or 3 times their price, unless they are played by someone like me as I have no talent..

  • Gordon Tough
    Gordon Tough 5 months ago

    Hi Rick this isn't a question about this vid but I'm using it to ask u how long does it take to prepare for a gig. So I mean say uv never seen any of the material and uv bin told right we've got a gig coming up I need u to learn like 12 songs what's your process for that if uv covered this and I just havnt seen it...... then u can just do it again lol kidding il keep looking il get back to the vid now just really want to knw.

  • Col Nago
    Col Nago 5 months ago

    I actually laughed out loud when he said that he is using Echo Park pickups. Too funny!!

  • Bert Getner
    Bert Getner 5 months ago

    Nice Marty. Its good to see you getting out in the community. Been watching you for years and recently started on Shull and Beato. Thanks for the hard work!

  • David Rothberg
    David Rothberg 5 months ago +2

    Rhett: every guitar is the one guitar you need to take to a gig. Nice collection though.

  • Zane McGahee
    Zane McGahee 5 months ago

    Love the lighthearted dynamic Marty brings to Rhett's mr serious not allowed to laugh that's not funny vibe

  • Tim Woodruff
    Tim Woodruff 5 months ago +2

    Rhett or Marty, have you ever tried a 339? I love mine. Like Rhett said about his 335, it's my do-everything guitar.

  • Jake Quenet
    Jake Quenet 5 months ago +1

    God damn that novo sounds great

  • Benny H
    Benny H 5 months ago

    Is this green screened?

  • comajoebuck999
    comajoebuck999 5 months ago

    Commercial segues are shitty choppy. Wow.