My Favorite Axe with Robert Gillies

BACKGROUND

I’m a San Francisco-based singer-songwriter, originally from Scotland. Classically trained, I buried my roots, opted for a jazz education, and came out writing like a conversation between James Taylor and John Mayer.

MAKE & MODEL

LÂG Autumn – 300 JCE

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WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU

We met in ’07, and since then she’s seen me through a degree at Berklee College of Music, every song I’ve written in the last six years, two albums, and an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. We’ve logged over 20,000 miles together.

WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE

She plays like a cross between a Martin auditorium body and a Taylor, and sonically covers every base; her harmonics are clear and round, every frequency rings out equally, and she plays like the embodiment of a later summer evening. As an acoustic instrument, she’s the most tempered I’ve ever played.

SPECIAL FEATURES

LÂG swapped the bridge pins with a more electric-style setup, so replacing strings is even easier. The truss rod is also incredible – I can still count the number of adjustments on one hand from six years of playing.

CAN BE HEARD ON

My latest record, Astronaut, was written and recorded with her, and she can be best heard on the track “City Man.”

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