We have been thinking about Chris Isaak a lot lately since he recently played the Mountain Winery in Saratoga (not too far from us here at Fretbase). We did a little research into his guitars and here is what we learned.
The guy is into Gibson guitars.
His primary electric guitar is a custom white Gibson ES-345 (in first photo). He says that people often think it is a Gretsch because it’s white but it is really a Gibson. The ES-345 guitar is the first on which Gibson used 5-way variable tone control in 1959. Gibson released a Chris Isaak signature model of this guitar in 2004. Chris also plays a Chet Atkins Country Gentleman.
Photos courtesy of Gibson Guitars.