Famed for his exquisite slide technique and soulful vocals, Ariel Posen is now one of the most revered guitar players in the industry. However, his guitar choice is a little leftfield.
Utilising instruments that echo familiar models and vintage classics, he’s usually found playing a custom model by Josh Williams, a Collings 360 LTM and most notably, his signature StratoMule from Mule Resophonic Guitars, which he affectionately calls the ‘Posencaster’.
Here, he talks about the influence a $50 Teisco Del Rey had on his journey towards ordering a custom resonator from the luthiers at Mule, and how it opened up a new world of technique and tonality in his playing and songwriting. This is Ariel Posen’s Guitar Story.
Watch Ariel Posen perform for Guitar.com Live here.