Premier Guitar magazine’s John Bohlinger caught up with Jake E Lee during Red Dragon Cartel’s recent tour for an episode of Rig Rundown, in which the axe fiend showed off his iconic Charvel signature guitars.
“’Whitey’ was always my go-to guitar,” said Lee of his iconic Jake E Lee USA Signature model in Pearl White. “For the second Ozzy tour, I felt like I needed something else. I wanted to be a little classy, so I came up with the Blue Burst.”
Lee’s signature models feature a unique HSS pickup configuration with a Seymour Duncan® JB Alnico II humbucking bridge and a pair of DiMarzio® SDS-1 single-coils mounted at a reverse slant.
“[The reverse slant] gives a little more bite to the bass strings and a little more depth to the treble strings,” added Lee, right before using Whitey to run through the myriad of tones on his pedal board.
Check out Lee in the full Rig Rundown interview below.