Session guitarist

Todd Tate on SoundBetter

Long-time SF Bay Area jazz & rock guitarist. Electric and acoustic guitars, square-necked Dobro, Cuban Tres. Singer/Songwriter and past professional tracking engineer. Worked on Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz as an engineer. Award-winning SJSU collegiate jazz fusion player. Read/write, good at chord charts /comping, excellent at multiple-key leads.

Hello! I have been living in the San Francisco Bay Area and playing rock, funk, jazz, and heavy music as a guitarist since the '90s.

I offer session guitarist services for electric and acoustic guitars, square-necked Dobro, Cuban Tres, and vocals. I am also a singer/songwriter and have much experience as a professional tracking engineer. I had the pleasure of engineering on a Grammy-nominated Latin jazz release.

I am an award-winning SJSU collegiate jazz fusion player with honorable mentions. I can read and write music, and I am good at reading chord charts /comping. Excellent at multiple-key leads.

I will record guitars on your tracks. Tell me what you envision, give me an example or two, and it's more than likely I will come up with something that will make your track pop. Let's create a pop, rock, funk, or jazz fusion hit.

I specialize in electric rock, funk, pop and jazz fusion guitar. I also have a lovely Martin D20 and can lay down some lush acoustic parts for your folk and singer/songwriter tunes.

I'm just getting set up at home to do this, so the $50 deals are for a limited time. Send me a stereo track, and I'll send you back mono guitars tracks you can "drag left" to sync with your track.

I studied guitar at an early age (13) with Tom Landry. Later with Steve Erquiaga at SJSU. Finally, jazz composition with Randy Masters, and Matthew Brubeck.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


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Terms Of Service

Two revisions after the initial track. Typical turn around time depends on the difficulty of the track. 50% down non-refundable as I put the work in. 50% due upon receipt. Full refund if I suck!

GenresSounds Like
  • Beck
  • David Bowie
  • Captain Beefheart
Gear Highlights
  • 79 Fender Strat
  • Martin D20
  • Custom Baby Taylor Cuban Tres
  • Mesa Boogie Nomad 45
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