Matt Hornbeck

Versatile Session Guitarist

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Artists usually say they hire me because I get great tones and I'm easy to work with. Composers call me because I cover many sounds and can meet deadlines. Take a listen. If you like what you hear, let's talk.

Electric and acoustic guitar. Doubles on mandolin, banjo, dobro.

Many styles: classic rock, pop, country, funk and jazz.

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13 Reviews

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  1. Review by JT M.
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    Good player - fast turn around. Will use again. Thanks Matt for your work. Best - JTM

  2. Review by Mike Holowatch
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    Matt is my first call guitarist on every session I book! His mastery of the instrument and all of the color, texture and tones it can generate always amazes me. Matts ability to fit his playing into any genre is effortless. A true craftsman, Matts proficiency on many stringed instruments coupled with being a total mench (an all around great guy) to have in the studio, makes him an invaluable asset to have on your contacts list.

  3. Review by Keith H.
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    Matt is a guitar genius. I have hired him for live broadcast productions, studio recordings, outdoor arena concerts and everything in between. Stems in a pinch? No one better. Grateful to have him in my world!

  4. Review by Brian Ward
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    Matt is one of the best guitarists I know. His knack for tones and parts in the studio is second to none, and he's the easiest guy to work with. You'll never be disappointed to hear what he brings to your music. I cannot recommend Matt highly enough! My first call guitarist in Los Angeles without a doubt.

  5. Review by Ravia
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    Matt is such an AWESOME musician and person to work with. He's so focused on getting the job done, and done right. His ear is amazing. Each time he plays on a song for me, it comes out flawless. I highly recommend hiring him!

  6. Review by Demetri Evdoxiadis
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    Matt is one of the top guitarist in LA.. he is super versatile and can play any style amazingly. My favorite things about Matt include his rhythmic feel, solos, and creativity. He is super professional, always on time, great gear, amazing range of tones, great attitude.. the best of the best.. Truly a unique talent.

  7. Review by keddrick gatson
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    HEY MATT IS ONE OF THE COLDEST GUITARIST I HAD THE PLEASURE TO WORK WITH!! HIS EAR IS IMPECCABLE!!! HE'S VERY PROFESSIONAL AND ALWAYS TURN THINGS AROUND QUICK!!!!!!

  8. Review by Teryn Carter
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    Matt is not only one of my favorite guitarists on the scene, but has a wonderful personality to work with! I've recorded and performed both jazz standards and pop/folk arrangements and he played on my last songwriting EP and I could not be happier with his work! Highly recommend him for any and all work you may need done!

  9. Review by Songs by Angela
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    You won’t find a better, more professional, more knowledgeable guitarist than Matt Hornbeck. I have had the honor of working with him in Los Angeles for the past seven years, and he has consistently brought the best of himself to my live shows and recordings. Matt is versatile - truly a master of many different styles. He is prompt, reliable, and always prepared. His recordings sound top-notch, and he’ll bring a fresh and exciting perspective to your tracks. You will be so happy you hired Matt. Hire Matt!

  10. Review by Veronica Puleo
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    HIRE HIM! Matt is a chameleon and is the most authentic sounding in any genre. He nailed it on my Italian EP. He has the chops and the best personality ever! You will love working with him.

  11. Review by Tom Francini
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    I really enjoy working with Matt. He's done a number of transcriptions, created charts and recorded tracks for me. He's a consumate professional. Always prompt in returning work and communicating with me. He's open to suggestions and alway treats my stupid questions with un-deserved respect. I will continue to utilize his many skills as we move forward.

  12. Review by David Ricard
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    Matt is a versatile, and tasteful studio pro.
    He can nail any style and always delivers above and beyond.
    But most importantly, he's great to work with.

  13. Review by C. Joleene
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    Matt Hornbeck is a tone genius. Any sound you are looking for he can provide it. He is quick and very professional.Just so happens he is one of the sweetest guys I've ever met. Highly recommend!

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