Sean Arenas (Pinned in Place – guitar)
SPB: What guitar do you play (and how did you choose it)?
Arenas: I've only ever owned one electric guitar: my purple Fender Standard Telecaster, a Mexican model. I purchased it when I was nineteen from a sixteen-year-old kid in Temple City, Calif. His mom forced him to sell it because he was flunking high school. To punish the kid, the mom sold me the guitar right in front of him for next to nothing. It's been a decade, and I've never considered buying another guitar. A few years ago I had custom pickups installed. I know so little about gear that I couldn't even tell you what they're called, but the lady who installed them said, "These are the hottest pickups I've ever installed in a Tele." So, there's that. I plug into a vintage Peavey Classic 20 head which runs into a custom Avatar cab with two greenbacks and two vintage 30s. I've been told a number of times that I have excellent gear for someone that knows jackshit about gear.