Paul Richards

California Guitar Trio


Paul Richards is a founding member of California Guitar Trio—an eclectic group that transcends genres and the barrier between audience and performer. The founding members began their career touring together in Robert Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists, and in 1991 the California Guitar Trio was officially formed. Over 25 years and 16 albums later, Richards is still going strong with no plans to stop. Using a unique approach to playing—including the CGDAEG tuning on acoustic guitar—Richards mixes classical, jazz, rock, world music, surf and even spaghetti Western to stand apart from other guitarists. To get the right sound for his inimitable style, Richards turns to the Line 6® Helix® and StageSource® series loudspeakers.

Amplifying acoustic guitars is a huge challenge…StageSource speakers provide the most natural amplified acoustic guitar tone that I’ve heard.




Helix™ is a new kind of guitar floor-based processor: it’s not only a tour-grade multi-effect pedal that sounds and feels authentic, it's also the most comprehensive master controller for guitar systems ever built.


StageSource L2m

Compact, 2-way powered PA speaker with studio-quality sound. Smart Speaker modes, L6 LINK digital networking.