12 String, Classical, Rock GTR

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Matt Bacon on SoundBetter

Tasteful, melodic, memorable guitar parts that complement YOUR project. My music has landed on Spotify Editorial playlists - I know how to add an edge to your songs. In India, I have the honor of being the only guitarist to perform with a Symphony Orchestra, premiering the "Concierto Aranjuez" - and have recorded for AR Rahman & other global acts.

I have acoustic, 12 string, nylon, electric & bass guitars at my disposal to fill out your artistic needs. New demo? Struggling with ideas? I can help guide the arranging process, give double-tracks, layers & pan different parts to create a beautiful layered texture & open up the sense of space & intimacy of your song. I specialize in creating a wide, stereo image of small, deliberate parts without a wasted note. Everything must have purpose.

As a composer in the traditional sense of the word, I'm also able to notate string arrangements & chord charts. I've honed these skills while studying at Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University where I had a merit scholarship for classical music, as well as winning several national & international competitions for my guitar playing.

My NUMBER ONE priority is balance - not showing off or over playing. I'm flexible and offer my abilities in service to the taste of the music.

Many tracks, movies, singles, EPs, film scores, orchestras and projects I've been a part of have earned millions of views on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music & Bollywood.

"You're in good hands" - I'm currently endorsed by Kepma Guitars, Procraft India & Gibson who in addition to supporting my playing, also help sponsor my Chennai Guitar Fest, which I am the founder and Artistic Director. It is the biggest acoustic guitar festival in South India.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

7 Reviews

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  1. Review by JB
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    Matt’s one of the most creative musicians I personally know. He’s a genre defying guitarist with knack for exploring the outer reaches of the guitars limits! Highly recommend as a featured artist for any projects or performances you have.

  2. Review by Anupam Roy
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    Matt is a dear friend and colleague of mine at my workplace. Apart from being a great teacher, he's sincere and passionate about his work, which is amply evident in the output. His dedication towards music is infectious on people around him, and I have benefited from his knowledge and expertise on multiple occasions in the past, in the form of collaborations and consults. I endorse Matt and his work warmly.

  3. Review by Jimmy Bunch
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    Matt Bacon is a beta male, it's true, but he's really good at the guitar. (Lol.)

    Matt is a dear friend of mine, and a colleague where I teach. I'm happy to support him in this effort. He's a caring and passionate teacher, a sensitive and musical player, andpays great attention to detail. The rep he chooses is pleasant and engaging. Worth repeated listening.

  4. Review by DonPadet555
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    A wonderful musician, composer and performer. Matt delivers a top-class performance, with his wide range of tone color and charismatic stage presence.

  5. Review by Orlando Ambrose
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    Matt Bacon is an amazing guitarist. He is a great western classical guitar player and an amazing electric guitar player too. His skills with various genres and elegant guitar playing is mind blowing. Very groovy and emotional with his performance too. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar player to record with.

  6. Review by Frank
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    Matt is an incredibly talented musician whose refined ear, virtuosic guitar skills, and artful interpretations make him a compelling performer and collaborator. Well-versed and capable in all styles and genres of music, Matt can fill any guitar-related need you may have; I'm happy to give him my highest recommendation.

  7. Review by Rofia Ramesh
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    Matt's style of playing is very 'present' and absorbing, almost haunting, in its charm and sincerity. He's an artist with a rare touch of both authenticity and spontaneity who adds a distinct flavour to every one of his compositions. Maybe that's why it's hard not to keep hearing his music in mind long after you've pressed the stop button on the phone.

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Masala Blues

I was the Guitarist, engineer in this production

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Turnaround time flexible & at project's discretion - as fast as one hour if urgent, or one week if a large project I always send my "scratch" takes to give a sense of my approach - then 3 revisions

GenresSounds Like
  • Led Zeppelin
  • George Harrison
  • Andrés Segovia
Gear Highlights
  • Kepma Acoustic
  • Epiphone 12 string
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Gibson SG standard
  • vintage TS808 Tubescreamer
  • Cry Baby Wah
  • Alhambra & Cordoba Nylon guitar
  • Focusrite Clarett
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