Mark has been playing Ovation Guitars since the beginning of his career in 2010. He loves them for their incredible playability and unbeatable stage sound. Mark plays a CSD-225 Double Neck and Folklore 2774LX single neck.
Mark loves Kyser capos for their trigger design that allows him to quickly and easily change the key of his open tunings. He uses the Kyser Short Cut in his song, "Smoke & Mirrors," and occasionally cuts his own designs with a hack saw.
Mark has been playing D'Addario strings since he was a kid, so when they asked him to partner as an artist he was absolutely ecstatic. Mark plays EXP Phosphor Bronze; 12-56 on the double neck and 13-56 on the single neck.
Kopf Percussion makes Mark's Oak Toekicker Stomp Box. It's a lovely little instrument that packs a powerful punch! Mark uses the Toekicker to fill out his sound, add more groove to the music and get the crowd clapping along!
Mark's Genz Benz Shenandoah Stereo Delux 300 LT is one of his favorite pieces of equipment. 300 watts on 2 completely separate channels make for plenty of headroom and preamps provide the warmth needed for acoustic guitar.
Mark used a Dehradun guitar to record his most recent album, "Clarity." Dehradun Guitar Co builds fantastic handmade instruments in Dehradun, India. Mark's guitar has a cedar top with African Wenge back and sides.
The Eminence speakers in Mark's Genz Benz provide a crystal clear sound, and the neodymium magnets bring the weight of the amp to only 50 lbs! Eminence is a wonderful company based in Eastern Kentucky - good folks, good sound!
Yes, every bearded guitarist needs some beard oil, beard butter or beard balm. These are all natural facial hair products made in Granite Falls, NC. Mark favors the "Red Wolf" oil and butter, with the "Hatchet" scent as a close second.