Hot Club of Cowtown can be heard on this week’s show, which was recorded on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. We had a lot of questions for Hot Club guitarist & vocalist Whit Smith about the positively ancient looking guitar amp he carries with him - which he was happy to answer. The incredible tone Whit gets during his performance comes courtesy of his 1937 Gibson EH-150 amplifier.

And also, his fingers.

Seriously though, there’s no denying that this is a very special amp. The “EH,” in case you were wondering, stands for “Electro-Hawaiian,” as these were marketed as steel guitar amps in their day. And even though it’s a little worse for the wear on the outside, the inside is about as clean as it gets.

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    Its not even vintage. Its like… Archaeological.
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    I haven’t played guitar in a long time, but the leftover part of me that still hangs on to all the memories of when I...
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