Philippakis favours Hiwatt amps or his 1960s croc-skin Selmer, and almost exclusively plays Travis Bean guitars. "I've played them since I was 18," he says. "The other guitar I played quite a bit on the record was a '67 Gretsch Country Gentleman that I picked up in Cincinnati, and it smells like your grandma's house."more
This photo, taken in Adrian's studio, showcases his Gretsch Country Gentleman, as well as a JMI AC15 clone. Here is a link to the article that the picture is featured in: http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/portisheads-adrian-utley-talks-vintage-gear-and-sonic-adventuring-574132more
'I got a Gretsch Country Gent, which is great to play - a really thick, nasty beast! If you hit it a bit too hard then the bridge moves about and it goes badly out of tune, but I got some great feedback out of it. We had loads of amps on the go at once, with all the mics in different positions; everything was thunderingly loud. I've got a Fender Dual Showman that gives a bonkers sound - it's a top with two 15" speakers, like Chuck Berry used to use.'more
Hawley states in [this](https://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct07/articles/richardhawley.htm) Sound On Sound article: “I have about 50 or 60 guitars: old Gretsches like the ’64 Tennessean, ’66 Country Gent, ’65 Clipper, ’66 Nashville, three 6120s of varying vintage, a lovely ’66 Gibson 335, a Baldwin 12–string from ’67, a ’50s Silvertone, a couple of baritones."more
According to [this interview (transcribed from the February 1998 issue of *Guitar Player* magazine)](http://www.oocities.org/sunsetstrip/backstage/1076/article2f.html), Kevin utilized a Country Gentleman during the recording of "Semi-Charmed Life" from Third Eye Blind's self-titled debut album.more
"My Country Gentleman has been around the world three times, and it doesn’t have a scratch on it… I always put something over a belt buckle or buttons on jeans to prevent rash. I have a ’63 (Epiphone) Casino that has also been around the world with me twice, and it’s mint. If you looked at it, you’d think it’s a new guitar."more
This one out of all my guitars is the loudest more cut through guitar.