The era 1 is a wonderful amplifier with many possibilities. It has a very clear sound: it also works fine for acoustic solo guitar and you can use it as a monitor too. The amp is easy to transport. I like to combine it with my own reverb and compressor pedal, but the reverb of the amplifier itself and its effects are also pretty good.


Wim den Herder is a Dutch prodigy guitarist and founder of the Guitar Academy. Already at the age of 13, Wim won the National Guitar Awards and defeated all adult guitar virtuosos with his bluesrock style. He graduated from the jazz department of the conservatory, recorded a live DVD with his trio and currently focuses mainly on the acoustic guitar. Guitar heroes like Harry Sacksioni and Tommy Emmanuel consider Wim as one of the best guitarists in the Netherlands. He developed a unique way of playing for multiple parties with one plectrum: Wimpicking.

Equipment Wim den Herder uses the following Hughes&Kettner equipment