Hanson Musical Instruments

Hanson Musical Instruments, LTD is a manufacturer of electric guitars and electronics/pickups for electric guitars and basses. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, founded in 2005 by John and Bo Pirruccello.[1] The company is the current owner of the Lakland brand of basses.[2]

Product rangeEdit

The company's product range includes the Chicagoan, a mini-humbucker guitar designed to resemble the Epiphone Riviera and the Gretsch White Falcon,[3] the Cigno, supporting P-90 pickups, and the three-humbucker Firenze.[4]

Notable usersEdit

Richie Furay played a Hanson Chicagoan ST during the 2011 Buffalo Springfield reunion tour.[5]

Anne McCue

Paul Cotton of Poco and Illinois Speed Press

Alejandro Escovedo

Pat Sansone of Wilco

Charlie Sexton

Nicholas Tremulis

Ivan Julian

Blondie Chaplin

Hubert Sumlin


  1. ^ "Modern Builder Vault: Hanson Guitars". Premier Guitar. March 15, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  2. ^ Dave, Molter (May 3, 2010). "Hanson Guitars buys Lakland; brand name will continue with model changes". Music Gear Review. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  3. ^ "Hanson Chicagoean Electric Guitar". Premier Guitar. October 21, 2009. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Molenda, Michael (March 1, 2010). "Hanson Chicagoan Cigno Firenze ST and Gatto". Guitar Player. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "Explore Richie's Gear". Richie Furay (official website). Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2015.

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