Jon Roper

Session Guitarist

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Whether it's basic rhythm, lead lines or melodic parts I'm excited to add guitar to your project! I've been working in original bands since the early 90's and I feel comfortable playing in many styles from early jazz to progressive rock!

I have extensive studio experience and love to explore creative ideas. I've also written and produced songs for myself and other people which has helped me to understand the importance of a solid guitar part. If you need some slide I can also add some lap steel or resonator guitar! I'd love to talk to you about your music!

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


Discogs verified credits for Jon Roper
  • Friction Project
  • Aaron Trory
  • Alan Matheson Nonet
  • LJ Mounteney
  • Time Waits
  • Breathe Underwater
  • Spacious Couch
  • Spygirl (2)
  • Spacious Couch
  • Lovena B. Fox*
  • Spygirl (2)
  • Buckman Coe
  • LJ Mounteney
  • Friction Project
  • Aaron Trory
  • Starshine Circus
  • Buckman Coe
  • Free Speakers


  • English

1 Reviews

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  1. Review by Troy Cross (Starshine Circus)
    by Troy Cross (Starshine Circus)

    I had Jon come in to to record multiple acoustic and electric guitar parts for a song I was working on (featuring Jody Stephens - drummer for 'Big Star') and Jon was flawless. He had all his parts all worked out well in advance of the session and had about 5 completely different guitar parts all recorded (some double tracked) and finished (with zero editing needed) in well under 2 hours. I'd highly recommend Jon for his professionalism, creativity, and playing abilities.

Interview with Jon Roper

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

  2. A: Many of my own projects as well as marketing on a blues record to be released on my label Puzzle Rabbit Records.

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

  4. A: I would love to talk in detail about your project and I will do the best job I can to help you achieve your vision,

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

  6. A: The details

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

  8. A: What other music inspires this song? Very little guitar or lots of layering?

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: I love the atmospheric parts in the back that really build up the base of a song.

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

  12. A: I'm happy to read down a chart and play exactly what the client wants. However most times I'm creating the guitar part from scratch. Live performing has really helped me approach a song from several different ways which has definitely improved my studio chops.

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

  14. A: After listening to the song and conferring with the client I first establish the instruments needed for the situation. Working from the ground up the rhythm tracks followed by any melodic/atmospheric ideas and leads.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I run Logic Pro X and either use mics or the digital interface depending on the situation. My main amp is a Supro Thunderbolt and my main electric is a 2001 Gibson Firebird, both very versatile. I also have the full assortment of effects, other electrics, lapsteel, bass and a full range of acoustic sounds both 6 and 12 strings.

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

  18. A: In Vancouver we are so lucky to have so many great players and studios. It's just inspiring to talk to folks in the industry. Everyone I deal with is just super stoked to do what they do!

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

  20. A: The main styles I work on are rock and jazz but I'm quite comfortable in most.

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

  22. A: Arpeggiated electric parts sound cool when you double with an acoustically recorded hollow body. Close Mic

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

  24. A: Most often I am asked to add rhythm, melodic parts and solos to a given track. I will then usually send a few versions to choose from. The revision time then covers either a redo or a compilation of previous ideas if needed.

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Terms Of Service

Typical turn around time 48-72 hours. Includes 1 revision.

GenresSounds Like
  • Johnny Winter
  • Grant Green
  • Chris Walla
Gear Highlights
  • Gibson Firebird
  • Supro Amp
  • Eastman Hollow Body
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Marcus Miller Bass
  • Nioma Lap Steel Guitar
  • 12 String Acoustic
  • Many Pedals
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