Monte Pittman is grateful to have been associated with some of the best musical instrument companies in the world. His collaboration with Gibson while playing guitar alongside Madonna yielded some of Gibson’s coolest looking custom guitars ever; his work with legendary British amp maker Orange helped inspire Orange to release a limited edition white-tolex option on their valve amps (modeled after the all-white Rockerverbs that Monte requested for 2006′s Confessions Tour). He’s come a long way since the Synsonics Terminator– his first guitar, purchased at a mega-chain department store.
In 2012 Phillip Jarrell of Jarrell Guitars, in a close collaboration with Monte designed the Jarrell MPS which was presented at that year’s NAMM convention. Loaded with a special set of Seymour Duncan pickups the MPS is one of the most versatile guitars in the market.
He is currently signed to ESP Guitars and with their variety of designs and tones are helping Monte getting his playing in to the next level of songwriting and performing.
Monte supplements his guitars with pickups by Seymour Duncan, custom bridges by Tone Pros, Fishman transducers, he uses D’Addario strings and plays with the mighty Dunlop Tortex pick– all of which run through a massive wall of Orange amplifiers.