Carl Perkins with a Fender Stratocaster
Carl Perkins with his "Blue Suede" Gibson Country Gentleman. Given to him as a gift from the Gibson company. Photo courtesy of Dave Kyle
Carl Perkins and James Burton
Carl Perkins with Fender Stratocaster. From left to right: Clayton Perkins, W.S.Holland, Jay Perkins and Carl Perkins. THE classic rockabilly line-up!
Same line-up. Slightly different...
Carl with his ES-5
An early shot of Carl Perkins & The Perkins Brothers Band
Carl Perkins with Gibson Les Paul
Carl Perkins with the "Go Cat, Go" Telecaster
Carl Perkins with the "Blue Suede Shoes" Gibson Les Paul w/Bigsby
Carl Perkins with a blue Micro Frets guitar.
Carl Perkins with his 1959 Epiphone Emperor 3 pick-up guitar as used on the Johnny Cash TV shows. He used it as his main instrument for about two years playing with Johnny Cash. It was played on the recordings of "A Boy Named Sue" and "Folsom Prison Blues" amongst others according to a Vintage Guitar interview by Dave Kyle.
Carl with blonde Peavey T-60
A Tele-style guitar handbuilt by Bernie Hamburger for Carl Perkins