Session Guitarist, Classical, Acoustic, Electric, Producer
My name is Gaetano Guardino. I am a professional guitarist based in Milan.
I have played guitar on many records, TV commercials, films, and concerts.
I played with many artists on the Italian and international music scene.
I have a huge variety of guitars, amps and effects, if you don't see something, ask, it's likely that it has.
Preamplifier: Avalon VT 737 SP
Microphones: AKG 414, SHURE SM57
Some of the most important Pedals that I use:
Klon Centaur, Klon Ktr, Ibanez 808, Ts9 original 70s, Deluxe Memory Man original late 70s, original Rockbox first series, Love Pedal first series, Landgraff LDO, MOD, Strymon El Capistan, Free The Tone "Flight The Time", Boss "Dimension C" and many other sounds that have made the history of music.
Amplifiers and Heads:
Mesa Boogie Studio 22, Marshall JTM45, Fender Bassman.
Some of the most beautiful guitars that I use:
Classical concert guitar made in Italy "Marseglia" 2007, Godin Grand Concert.
Acoustic Guitar: Martin D28, Dobro, ..
Fender Stratocaster, 60's Telecaster,
Gibson LesPaul Custom 68, SG, 175,
Lap steel guitar and many others.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at any time.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Gaetano Guardino
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm producing singers and then I work as session man for different productions and much more!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I know many of them and they are all great music professionals!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both analog and digital, combine vintage with modern!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will give them some guitars and a crazy sound!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with immense passion and with all possible love!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: There are several questions they ask me, I always try to answer in a very detailed way.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: All the details I need to be able to work well!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always do what your heart says and if you love Italy you can only choose me for your project :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Libertango, Isn't she lovely, Tender Surrender, Million Reason, Hey Jude.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this job for more than 15 years, I started my first studies at a very young age, then the Conservatory, several master's courses around the world and with the greatest artists and now here I am, available for your wonderful projects!1
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fresh, innovative, always suitable for various contexts but above all with the warmth of all Italian blood.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lady Gaga, because I love her way of singing and her style very much.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always try to do your best.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I generally work on different musical genres: classical, Latin, funk, pop, rock, blues, dance, soundtracks, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Immediately understand what I have to do by finding nice solutions.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to transfer my emotions and the great Italian heart into the music I receive from the various customers.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: As soon as I get the work to do, I listen to it and I immediately start working to complete it soon.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio has state-of-the-art equipment with preamplifiers that have made music history such as the Avalon VT 737 SP, Fender Bassman amps, Marshall JTM 45 etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lot of. Queen, Mayer, Pink Floyd, and many others. Impossible to mention them all.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Often they ask me to record the guitars on the discs of various singers, to arrange them or to produce them directly.