During the Tera Melos’ tour supporting their just-released EP Treasures and Trolls, ringleader guitarist/vocalist Nick Reinhart took some time at Nashville’s High Watt to hang with PG’s Chris Kies and go through his pawnshop setup.
Nick Reinhart has been “freakishly obsessed” with the weird and slightly off side of gear. Case in point, this is his go-to guitar, a ’90s Squier Vista Series Super-Sonic that was made in Japan while the humbuckers were wired in South Korea. All of its visual quirks are stock, but Reinhart did equip this particular offset with a Roland GK-2A Divided MIDI Synth Pickup that essentially turns the 6-string into a MIDI controller reproducing everything from horns to drums.
This ’93 MIJ Fender Jazzmaster actually was originally owned by EarthQuaker Devices’ founder Jamie Stillman. Nick Reinhart watched Jamie trade for the guitar at Santa Monica’s Truetone Music and told the pedal maker that if Stillman ever wanted to sell the guitar that he would take it. Last year a fan tweeted a link to Nick for a Reverb listing (complete with a video of Reinhart demoing the guitar at EarthQuaker Day) of this very Jazzmaster and he messaged Jamie who pulled the sale and sold it to his friend.