Explore Richie’s Gear…
We’re going to catalog most if not all of Richie’s gear. Both what he tours with now and also what he used in past bands and on past recordings. Buffalo Springfield, Poco, The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, The Richie Furay Band, Poco reunion, Buffalo Springfield reunion, the current Richie Furay Band… BIG LIST!
Always check in to see if any more equipment has been added. There’s a lot to go through… some real rock n’ roll gems to be found.
To start, below is a list of what Richie is currently (2012) using on stage. You’ll be surprised by the history of just these instruments….
Check it out.
Well there’s just a little bit of magic
In the country, music we’re singin’
So let’s begin
We’re bringin’ you back down home where the folks are happy
Sittin’, pickin’, and a-grinnin’
Casually, you and me
We’ll pick up the pieces, uh huh”
- Richie Furay (Pickin’ Up The Pieces)
Petros Dreadnought Acoustic
This Ebony and Adirondack dreadnought is Richie’s go to acoustic guitar when he is out with the Richie Furay Band.
- Dreadnought design
- Ebony and Adirondack
- Usually Richie tunes this guitar to standard tuning
- Recordings include: Alive by the Richie Furay Band
Gibson 335/355 Electric Guitar
This is the one and only that goes back to Poco. So much of this guitar is original… even the blood stains from Deliverin’ a live performance on stage with the boys in Poco. Covered with years of sweat and who knows… Richie pulled out and cleaned up this gem to play with The Richie Furay Band in ’05.
It is still his go to electric guitar for live shows today.
- Originally a 355 stereo model
- Modifications include: Variatone changed into a master volume
- Recordings include: Almost all Poco songs where Richie used electric guitar…. we’re looking into more specific details.
Hanson CHICAGOAN ST
The combination of the mini-humbuckers, with a center block based hollow “wings” body, gives Richie what he was looking for as an alternative to his 335: bright and strong hum-canceling tone that is full-range but doesn’t get muddy. During 2011, Richie started playing this guitar live on two Poco classics: “A Man Like Me” and “Anyway Bye Bye.” The tone helps conjure up sounds that were heard on the live Poco bootleg album recorded at Columbia.
- Pickups: Hanson Designed Mini-Humbuckers
- Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-matic fixed bridge
- Richie has yet to record in the studio with his Hanson, but that might be changing soon.
More gear coming soon….
- Sunburst Gibson 335
- Gibson Humming Bird
- Gibson J-200
- Martin D-28
- Fender Deluxe Amplifier
- Fender Twin Amplifier
- L Sco Custom Pedal Board and guitar pedals