Ripley Johnson

    Ripley Johnson is a true psychedelic rock guitar hero - playing some far-out solos with his Airline, in both his bands: Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo.


    San Francisco's Wooden Shjips can safely be described as one of the most important psychedelic bands of the past 15 years, with a string of albums that helped to inspire a new generation of psych-rockers worldwide. Ripley Johnson's delay-heavy guitar is, of course, an essential part of the formula, and his side-project Moon Duo have now also become almost as popular as his main band.

    For both bands, Ripley uses Airline guitars. He started with a 59 3P DLX, but in recent years he's been using the signature model he developed with us, the 59 3P "Ripley" Signature - which features less knobs and a Transwarp Overdrive circuit switch.

    Instruments played:

    Airline 59 3P DLX view more

    Airline 59 3P DLX

    Airline 59 3P 'Ripley' Custom view more 

    Airline 59 3P Ripley Custom

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    Tour Dates:

    Jan 26, The Button Factory Dublin, Ireland
    Jan 27 The Black Box Belfast, Ireland
    Jan 28 CRANE LANE THEATRE (Matinee Show) Cork, Ireland
    Jan 30 The Hare And Hounds Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Jan 31 La Belle Angele Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Feb 01 The White Hotel Salford, United Kingdom
    Feb 02 District Liverpool, Uk
    Feb 03 Brudenell Community Room Leeds, United Kingdom
    Feb 04 XOYO London, United Kingdom
    Feb 07 Zorlu Istanbul, Turkey
    Feb 09 Braga, Portugal
    Feb 10 Salão Brazil, Coimbra, Portugal
    Feb 11 TEXAS BAR, Barreiros (Leiria), Portugal
    Feb 12 Music Box, Barreiro, Portugal

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    Wooden Shjips Tour Dates:

    Apr 29 Levitation Festival, Austin, TX, USA
    Jun 01 Nelsonville Music Festival, Nelsonville, OH, USA


    Wooden Shjips official website

    Moon Duo official website

    Moon Duo on Twitter

    Follow @moonduoband on Instagram

    The Head Zone w/ Ripley Johnson

    Ripley Johnson interview