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The Henhouse is a renowned Nashville-based recording and mixing facility owned and operated by Canadian guitarist/producer Steve Dawson. Originally opened in Vancouver in 2007, Dawson moved the studio moved to Nashville in 2013.

The Henhouse has hosted many incredible musicians and recording projects over the years, including many acclaimed and award-winning albums. Steve has earned 7 Juno Awards (Canada's highest honor for music) for his work in the studio.

Steve and The Henhouse are available for all of your recording and mixing needs. Peruse the site for more info on the studio rooms, gear and the recordings made here. The studio includes a fully serviced apartment, to make your project economical while working in Nashville. We are also recognized as a Canadian studio for those clients utilizing FACTOR for funding.

On this page you'll find photos and descriptions of the studio equipment. For info on the rooms, please click here.

INSTRUMENTS and amplifiers

The Henhouse contains an impressive collection of acoustic and electric instruments that are well maintained and regularly played. If you don't see what you need here, you can probably rent it here in Nashville.

Electric Guitars

Asher Electro-Hawaiian
Danelectro Baritone Guitar
Fender Stratocaster (x2)
Williams Pedal Steel
Fender Precision Bass
Gibson Custom Shop SG '61
Nash Telecaster
Silvertone Electric
Hammertone Mandotar
Magnatone Lap Steel
Epiphone Les Paul
Epiphone Casino

Acoustic Guitars

Gibson J-50 (1955)
Martin Jeff Tweedy Model
Blueridge J-45
Celtic Cross Weissenborn (x2)
Harmony Roy Smeck (Early 60's)
Larivee Jumbo Guitar
National Tricone
National Style-O (1927)
Taylor Jumbo 12-String

Misc Acoustics

Deering Banjo
Dobro (Squareneck)
Gibson Style A Mandolin (1911)
Johnson Reso Ukulele
Larivee Ukulele
Cuban Tres


Fender Deluxe Reverb ‘65 Reissue
Fender Pro Junior
Flot-A-Tone Combo
Swart AST
Union Tube and Transistor Combo


Hammond M3 Organ(1955)
147 Leslie with Trek II Pedal
Chickering Upright Piano
Estey Pump Organ
Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano
Gibson Clavioline

Misc Instruments

Hohner Melodica

Many pedals and effects


Slingerland Radio King Set
Many new and vintage cymbals
Dunnett Titanium Snare

Lots of percussion


A carefully selected collection of pro audio gear has been installed, providing 24 channels of the highest quality recording.


API 1608 (20 Channels, full automated)

External Preamps

API 312 (x16)
Neve 1073 (x2)
AEA RPQ (x2)
Chandler TG2 (2 Channels)
Demeter H-Series (2 Channels)


Neumann M49 (vintage)
Neumann KM184
Royer R-121 (x2)
AKG D20 (vintage)
Aston Spirit Condensor
Coles 4038
Cascade Fathead II (x2)
Ear Trumpet Labs Edwina (x2)
Ear Trumpet Labs Edna
Advanced Audio CM-47
Advanced Audio CM-12 (x2)
Advanced Audio CM-47 FET
Sennheiser MD 421 (x2)
Sennheiser e609 (x2)
Shure SM57 (x2)
Shure SM58
Shure Green Hornet
Apex 210

Recording/Mix Gear

Pro Tools 2019 HD
Lynx Aurora 16 (x2 - 32 Channels)
Mara Machines 1/4" Tape Machine


Retro Instruments 176
Smart Research C2 (2 Channels)
Warm Audio WA76 (x3)


ProAc 100
Hafler Transnova 9505
Yamaha NS-10


API 550a (x14)
API 560 (x4)
Neve 1073 (x2)
Warm Audio EQP-WA (x2)

Watch Matt Andersen and the McCrary Sisters sing “Quarter On The Ground” in The Henhouse!