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

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