Tom Petty Guitarist Mike Campbell Films My Guitars Video Series
Posted by Michael Mueller on April 6, 2012 at 9:28 AM
Longtime Tom Petty guitarist Mike Campbell may not be mentioned in the same breath as Hendrix, Beck, Clapton, and Page, but among gear heads and guitar aficionados, he's a god. That's because over the years Campbell has played many different instruments for myriad sounds and purposes, and in his new video series, "My Guitars," the guitarist plays and discusses the treasured instruments in his collection.
Directed by Justin Kreutzmann, the 15-chapter web-documentary series features a fine selection of Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, and Martin guitars, among others, with Campbell sharing the stories behind their acquisition, demonstration of their unique sounds, and discussion of when and why they were used on various recordings.