John Frusciante’s Martin 0-15 #2

John bought this guitar at Norman’s Rare Guitars sometime in the early 2000s, as a backup for his main 0-15 – a guitar that he borrowed from Rick Rubin/Anthony Kiedis after re-joining the Peppers. Soon after, this second 0-15 was fitted with a pickup and became John’s main live acoustic guitar.

I just bought another one that I’m having some sort of system put in it so I can play acoustic shows – it’s this “state-of-the-art” pickup system that there is now for acoustics. It’s a microphone; it’s not really a pickup.

Guitar One – April 2001
John at Norman’s Rare Guitars, the early 2000s.

One of those actually belonged to Rick Rubin. Not Anthony. The other one we bought from Norm’s Rare Guitars.

Dave Mail 103: Martin 0-15 vs Taylor 314ce

According to an interview that Dave Lee, John’s guitar tech, did with, the pickup system used in the Martin was the Trance Audio “Amulet” Stereo. This same pickup was later installed in John’s first 0-15.


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