Mike Scott and Elliott Ives create a guitar tandem behind pop powerhouse Justin Timberlake for his The Man of the Woods tour. When Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids were at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Ives and Scott talked to PG’s John Bohlinger about their gear.
Mike Scott has to cover a lot of sonic territory on the tour, and it takes a lot of guitars to do it. Here is his 2007 Paul Reed Smith Hollowbody II that is strung with DR Hi-Beam strings (.009–.046).
Elliott Ives has recorded and toured with Timberlake since 2013. He carries an ample rack of delectable axes. All of his electrics are strung with Ernie Ball .010–.052 sets and his acoustic steel strings use Ernie Ball .013–.056 sets. Ives’ longtime No. 1 is a beefy 1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom with a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and a Seymour Duncan Seth Lover in the neck.