Mermet Guitars – Custom Esquire

This is a custom guitar built for me by Hugo Mermet, simply one of the finest instruments I’ve ever played.

Anthony Best | Mayones - Setius GTM 7 13

The Story A few weeks ago I hit a bit of a wall with my playing and everything I was playing was sounding the same. I realized I had gotten in a rut with all my PRS gear. They are still my favorite instruments but they are very similar especially the models that I, Read More

Anthony Best | Fender Stratocaster - American Designer Series - Silver Sparkle 8

The Story: Well I am going to start the Countdown to California. I am reminded of when I was making the move from Colorado out to the SF Bay area right after graduating from college. While this feels entirely different this time, as 10+ years has a way of changing things. I am nonetheless, Read More

Anthony Best | Paul Reed Smith - SE Mike Mushok - Limited Spalted Maple 3

Paul Reed Smith – SE Mike Mushok – Limited Spalted Maple

Anthony Best | Paul Reed Smith - McCarty Soapbar 1

The Story: The PRS McCarty Soapbar especially in this Gold Top finish is a guitar I swear I saw in damn near every issue of Guitar World when I first started playing with guitar.  The look, the vibe, everything about this screams vintage and class.  I picked this up off of in what I, Read More

PRS Singlecut Trem - Anthony Best

The Story: This is my 2007 PRS Singlecut Trem which was an awesome find on  This is dated a 2007 model by the hangtag but aligns more the 2006 Singlecut specs as shortly after they discontinued the Singlecut Trem model and offered the trem on the Tremonti models which features the standard 2×2 volume and, Read More

Anthony Best | Paul Reed Smith - Modern Eagle II - Red Tiger 1

The Story: This is how the Modern Eagle II in Red Tiger came to be mine. While visiting my now in laws up in Connecticut I stumbled upon the Guitar Hanger which is a random guitar shop which is literally in some guy’s back yard.  I was looking to kill some time and found, Read More

Anthony Best | Paul Reed Smith - P22 - Aqua Violet - Private Stock 8

PRS Private Stock P22 – The guitar to end all other guitars

Anthony Best | Guitar Setup / Rig 2017 1

While I need to do a write up on each of these items, in the meantime here are some pictures of the gear I am rocking in 2017.