Show & Tell: Ethan McCann from Thornhill

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Show & Tell: Ethan McCann from Thornhill

What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?

My Ibanez RGIF7 guitar.


How did you come across this particular item?

I came across this guitar in a local music shop, surprisingly. I was in need of a new guitar quite urgently and needed something that could hold our low tuning. I was never a huge fan of Ibanez when I was younger, but I picked it up and fell in love.


What is it that you like about it so much?

My favourite feature is probably the Bare Knuckle Impulse pickups I had custom fitted. I have always preferred the feel of passive pickups, and to then be matched with a perfectly intonated 27” scale, it plays like a dream.



How do you use it and how has it shaped the way you write music?

I use this guitar for all things Thornhill – writing, our live show and some recording. Personally, just having a guitar that holds my tuning accompanied by a good tone is really inspiring when writing. Having an instrument that sounds how you want it to makes the stress of writing just that little bit sweeter.


Tell us a little about what you have coming up?

We have a whole bunch of stuff in the works, but next up is a national tour in August. We will be supporting Make Them Suffer, Silent Planet and Oceans Ate Alaska.


Butterfly is out now via UNFD. Catch Thornhill on tour next month.