Gabor Szabo’s Musical Equipment
by Jimmy Stewart

Guitars

  • Martin Dreadnoughts
    – Martin D-45 (Primary Instrument)
    – Martin D-285
  • Ovation Custom Legend Acoustic – with a DeArmond Model #210 pickup
  • Gibson 1965 J160E – single coil unit sits at the end of the fingerboard
  • Howard Roberts Epiphone
  • Fender Stratocaster – without tremolo bar, front pickup position

Picks

  • Gibson celluloid Star Pick – medium, sharp point of the pick rounded off

Strings

  • Gibson – Mono Strings .013 – .056, third string wound (.026 wound)

Amplifiers

  • Toby – circular (designed for player to sit on the top of it)
  • Fender – Twin Reverb, 100 Watt, 2 twelve-inch speakers
  • Benson – 1 twelve-inch speaker (used as a backup amp, owned by Jimmy Stewart)

Guitar Case

  • Hard-shell case

Guitar Strap

  • Woven guitar strap, sometimes a genuine leather strap.

Jimmy Stewart’s Equipment – While With Gabor Szabo

Guitars

  • Guild
    – Classical approx. 1964
    – Acoustic 12 string
  • Delvecchio – Classical (hand-made by Laurindo Almedia especially for Jimmy Stewart)
  • Baldwin – Classical with a Prismatone Pickup
  • Gibson ES-175 – electric

Amplifiers

  • Baldwin C-1 amplifier for the Baldwin Classical guitar
  • Benson Amp for the electric jazz guitars