Nick Scallorn

Session Guitarist / Engineer

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I have several years of session experience at Blade Studio's, Dockside Studios, Foxtrot Studios, Sandbox Studios, and Studio III, with many well respected engineers and producers such as Brady Blade, Chris Bell, Chad Copelin, Shawn Stroope, Steve Sullivan, Tom Dupree, etc. The majority of my experience being in guitar work with some in Engineering.

Studio Guitar Tracks:

Electric and Acoustic Guitar - $150 per Song with 3 different takes and as many separate tracks as necessary. 5 Revisions included.

Just Electric Guitar - $100 per Song with 3 different takes and as many separate tracks as necessary. 5 revisions included.

Just Acoustic Guitar - $100 per song with 3 different takes and 5 revisions.

Mandolin - $75 per song with 3 different takes and 5 revisions.

Mixing - $100 per song.

Full in the box Demo - $300 Per Song, mix and mastered.

Full Demo - $720 Per Song, mixed and mastered.

Full Master - $1000 Per Song, mixed and mastered.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Reviews (33)

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  1. Review by Alexander K.
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    Thank you Nicholas!

  2. Review by Tom
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    Working with Nick is the best. He always shows up prepared, ready to work, and ready to have fun. He brings such an amazing energy to the song and to the recording process!

  3. Review by Alexander K.
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    I am very grateful to you Nicholas for the magic that you use when working on my music. You felt my music so much. We speak different languages but we understand the language of the music, regardless of the accents. I should note that you revived my song using all your talent. Once again, thank you Nicholas for your performance and soul!

  4. Review by Tom
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    Nick has worked magic yet again! He is such a tasteful player, great at communicating ideas, and always has a good attitude. I love working with this guy!

  5. Review by Alexander K.
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    Another one song has been done by Nicholas. I recieved the high quality guitar tracks. Nicholas is the very positive&communicative guy!

  6. Review by Richie S.
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    Nick delivers beautiful pieces in good time. He is also very helpful in helping a composer navigate the world of guitars.

  7. Review by Alexander K.
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    An excelent job has been done by Nicholas again! Thanks a lot!

  8. Review by Alexander K.
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    Nicholas is the great guitar player! I can only recommend.
    Quick&Quality

  9. Review by Alexander K.
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    Perfecto! Bravissimo! Nicholas is the great! Again the great job was perfectly done by Nicholas!

  10. Review by Alexander K.
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    Nicholas is the professional guitar player, he knows what kind of spicy put to your song to make the super dish. Thank you Nicholas!

  11. Review by steve k.
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    I don't know what to say about Nick that I haven't said already! This guy is a brilliant musician, guitarist, composer and a true artist to his craft. His attention to detail is uncanny, and to boot he's the nicest guy you could ever work with.
    Can't wait to work with him again!

  12. Review by Alexander K.
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    What to say guys? No words to give you my emoutions!
    Nicholas is the great, brilliant musician, very communicative!
    Perfect job was done! I am happy for a while)

  13. Review by Tom
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    Nick killed it yet again. Creative parts and easy to work with. He's definitely my go-to guitar player!

  14. Review by Alexander K.
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    The second song in the ethno style was recorded by Nicholas. I should say that Nicholas is great guitarist! He got everything what to do and moreover. Awsome job was done with no delay. Hire him with no doubts!

  15. Review by steve k.
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    Nick really know how to capture the vibe of a song! He delivers with impeccable melody, rhythm, tone and craftsmanship!
    He's also extremely professional and easy to work with!

  16. Review by steve k.
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    Nick is a guitar wizard! His attention to detail and his craft is mind boggling!
    I'm not easily impressed, but his approach
    to composition, tone and layering multiple tracks together is an art form unto itself!

  17. Review by Alexander K.
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    This is the first song I recorded with Nick. He is a pro guitarist player, btw. So, I am happy with the result.

  18. Review by steve k.
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    Nick is an incredible guitar player, musician & composer! He has a way of layering tracks and making them work together that allows your music to really come alive! Not only is he melodic and tasteful, he's also a great guy to work with!

  19. Review by steve k.
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    Nick is a fantastic musician to work with! He really goes all out to deliver a great performance, with great tone, sound and melody. His grasp of composition and phrasing to enhance a song is spot on! Can't wait to work with him again!

    Steve Karos

  20. Review by Tom
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    Once again, Nick knocked it out of the park. Great guitar tracks as always!

  21. Review by Tom
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    Once again, Nick delivered amazing guitar work. This guy is next level!

  22. Review by Tom
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    Nick is an incredibly intuitive player. He created amazing guitar tracks with minimal direction. A great communicator and musician. I'll definitely be asking him for guitar tracks again soon!

  23. Review by Tom
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    Working with Nick is such a breeze. He came in with a great direction for what he wanted for his songs and still gave me plenty of space to contribute my own ideas. I'm grateful to be included in his work and can't wait to make more music together soon!

  24. Review by Palmer
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    Nick is an amazing talent, and a great person to work with and be around! I have worked with producers over the years and Nick is FAR above the rest. He knew how to bring out the best in me vocally, and how to capture exactly what I wanted, and the songs needed. Also as a guitar player his versatility is unmatched by any I have ever heard.

  25. Review by Ryan A.
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    Nick works like ''The Flash"" I sent him (in the morning) a roughed voice note of me playing guitar and singing the track that i wanted to be recorded, right at the of the afternoon He did get back to me with all the tracks recorded. Very talented and creative Musician. I'm eager to work with in another project.Thanks!!!

  26. Review by Mario R.
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    very trustful!

  27. Review by Mario R.
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    delivered very quickly. Very tight and great sounding stuff. Thank you

  28. Review by Don P.
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    In my years of producing and being a session musician myself, Nick is a top-notch player and a consummate professional for sure. He has great gear, excellent tone and excellent attitude anyways. If you want to hire finest quality work, don't hesitate to work with Nick, he definitely knows how to bring your music to the next level!

  29. Review by Palmer
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    I have been hiring Nick to play guitar for me for many years. He is by far the most creative, versatile, and easiest guitar player I have ever worked with. Every project Nick and I have worked on has required a different style of playing, and he has been able to pull off each style perfectly. He is always my first choice!

  30. Review by Joe
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    Nick brings great creativity and professionalism to every project he is a part of! Always a pleasure to work with him. Highly recommend!

  31. Review by Shawn Stroope
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    It's great to work with guys of Nick's caliber. In my years of producing and being a session musician myself, I rarely find someone this polished, prepared and attentive to detail. He has fantastic gear and the ear to dial it up. Total pro!

  32. Review by Tom
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    Nick is a top-notch player and a consummate professional. He has great gear, excellent tone, and his attitude and work ethic are second to none. He is a professional musician in every sense of the word. He is able to create and perform compelling parts tastefully and efficiently. I highly recommend Nick - he is a joy to work with!

  33. Review by Steve Sullivan
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    At Foxtrot Studio, we've utilized Nick on many different genres of music with multiple instruments. So easy to work with. Great attitude, fearless with whatever you throw at him, and has a great sense of musicality. Also keeps a great rig: top notch pedals, amps, customized guitars, and even high quality cabling.

Interview with Nick Scallorn

  1. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  2. A: Sometimes people wake up the next day and want to change something on the recording. Making a record is like takin a picture of a moment in time. A lot of times, if you keep revisiting something, it takes the originality and the organic quality out of it.

  3. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  4. A: Guitar Tracks. Sometimes starting with acoustic scratches unless done by them. Then Electric guitar tracks, and then redone "keeper" acoustic tracks. Occasionally BGV's and utility (Mandolin, Banjo).

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: I am especially proud of Maggie Koerner's Quarter Life. I wrote several of the songs on the album, and played all of the acoustic and electric guitars on it. It was a great experience with producer Brady Blade engineer Chris Bell, and other players such as Shawn Stroope, Tony Hall, and of course Maggie herself.

  7. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  8. A: 3 Demo's for local Nashville songwriters. Also, working on my own demos.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Definitely Analog. Analog takes more work and therefore people that use Analog take more time and care in what they are doing. Also, Analog adds more warmth.

  11. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  12. A: That they will enjoy what I do and it will add to the song or project and never take away from it.

  13. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  14. A: I get to create on a daily basis and listen to a song get built from he ground up. I also get to perform in large venues and have the time of my life.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: What is your goal for this song? Is there a song reference for tone and parts that you have in mind? Do you want a solo? How many versions of the solo do you want? Do you want any utility work on the song?

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Good tone is important for guitar tracks. You want to make sure that the guitar player you hire understands the difference between live and studio guitar tones.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: My Mcpherson, '68 Fender Princeton, My 70's Tele, Analogman King of Tone, Peterson Strobostomp.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I have been touring with national artist like Neal McCoy, Jana Kramer, Billy Currington, etc. for the last seven years. At one point in my career, I started working with Brady Blade and Chris Bell at Blade Studios and began my studio career there around 5 years ago.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: I was initially inspired by Jimmy Page and John Mayer, but in more recent years, my inspiration comes from Buddy Miller. So it varies.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: I would love to work with Buddy Miller, I think his work musically and his approach to the guitar are right in my wheelhouse.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: The majority of my work is done on pop country because I am in nashville, but I also do a far amount of work on Americana, Country, Pop, Electronic, Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, and Rock.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Listening to whats right for the song and being able to play that. Thinking less like a guitar player, and more like a lover of music.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: Great guitar tone and creative guitar parts that fill out the sound of any track.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: I listen through the whole song and talk to the producer if there is one about what his vision is for the song, and if not present, I talk to the writer or artist. Then I sit down and play through the song once or twice to see what will work or can be made better. Then I lay down the rhythm electrics, then any other electric parts, then the solo, then finally, I re-track the acoustics if necessary.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: The majority of my work is now done out of Studio III in East Nashville, TN. It is a brand new, well designed studio, with new high quality components. Guitars are recorded through these mics: SM57, SM58, SM7, SM81, Neumann U87, Cascade Fathead through Neve, Focusrite, and API preamps using Apogee and MOTU convertors.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: I am a big fan of Daniel Lanois and T Bone Burnett. They have a very musical and eccentric approach to recording and producing music and create amazing sounding recordings. Another part of me also enjoys the pop productions of Dr. Luke and Mac Martin. There is an art to pop music that I think is under appreciated in the several musical circles. Dan Huff does some great production on the Pop Country side of things.

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Terms Of Service

I offer 5 revisions per track, and the usual turn around is between 1-2 days maximum.

GenresSounds Like
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • The Dead Weather
  • Blake Shelton
Gear Highlights
  • '91 Les Paul
  • 71's Tele
  • Gibson 335
  • McPherson Camerielle
  • McPherson Mando
  • Vintage Kay Jumbo
  • Matchless Chieftain
  • Princeton Reverb
  • '61 Bassman. Lots of Pedals. API
  • Neve
  • UA Pres.
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