William Jacobsen

Session Guitarist

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Norwegian session guitarist and composer/arranger

I am a norwegian guitarist with broad musical interests and a love for the craft. One of my main concerns as a guitarist is finding my place in the musical structure of a song, with the right notes, time, articulation and tone. I also compose and arrange music, and I am currently composing and producing music for TV. I can also do bass tracks, and program drums with EZdrummer if you should need it. I play any genre, but specify in rock and metal.

I read sheet music and of course tabs, I know my way around music theory, and I have a good ear if you have a pre-written guitar part that you want me to replicate.

Guitars for one song: $80

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46 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Cape Sound
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    William is an absolute joy to collaborate with. He's a super friendly guy, a top-notch pro and an extremely talented guitarist with a great ear and creative skills. I gave him complete freedom and he absolutely nailed the style, sound and feel of the first song I sent him and I already booked him for 5 more. Simply put, an amazing experience.

  2. Review by Jeffrey J.
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    William knew just what to create for a solo and delivered a great track. Top-notch pro all around!

  3. Review by Stefan B.
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    William is, without a doubt, an outstandingly accomplished guitar player and musician. His ability to feel the soul of a song even at the early stages is remarkable. I could not be happier with the way how he interprets and translates that to develop guitar tracks that truly elevate the song. Needless to say that the quality of William's work is impeccable. This was the first time I worked with William, but I will definitely reach out to him regarding future projects.

  4. Review by Joshua M.
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    William is an excellent guitarist. Friendly, creative, and his playing is on point for multiple genres. He did a great job on my project.

  5. Review by Nina P/ London Producer
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    William is friendly, great to work with and very talented. He recorded a top quality acoustic guitar accompaniment to our song and we're very pleased with the result. I would definitely recommend him for anyone looking for a pro guitarist.

  6. Review by Joshua M.
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    William did an excellent job on electric guitar. I sent him a rough scratch track, told him two songs similar to the sound I was looking for, and he captured the right sound for the song. Also, I gave him a guitar solo that I programmed with a virtual instrument, and he captured it more musically on his guitar. I would definitely recommend William if you are looking for electric guitar on your track.

  7. Review by Anders E.
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    Absolutely great to work with! I will ”hire” him again for sure.

  8. Review by Nathaniel Wolkstein
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    William is an incredible composer and producer. I had the opportunity to layer in lots of upper strings on his awesome project and loved every minute of it. A wonderful person to collaborate with!

  9. Review by Gary C.
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    William is a talented artist, great to work with! He nailed the feel and depth of guitar track I was seeking, making the depth of the musical story telling complete. I've found my "go to" session guitarist for more songs on my new album...

  10. Review by Yoed Nir
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    A pleasure to work with. Great sounding track. Thanks again

  11. Review by Tommy DeCarlo
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    Another great performance (and experience) working with William, a true talent for sure!

  12. Review by Alexander Verbitskiy
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    Will, as always, did a stellar job capturing the essence of these 4 tracks. I am super happy with the result and I can’t wait to send the next batch of tracks!

  13. Review by Jason S.
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    Great playing for this track. Providing me the guitar "DI" tracks is great, I haven't gotten that before. That makes it so much more flexible to work with. Much appreciated!

  14. Review by Tommy DeCarlo
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    William has a great ear...especially for melodies! He does a wonderful job, and I fully intend to reach out to him on future projects!

  15. Review by Tommy DeCarlo
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    William always puts forth a great effort, he's a very talented musician and I'll be calling upon him again on future projects!

    Great Job!

  16. Review by Dakota W.
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    Working with William is always an amazing experience! He is my go-to guy for guitars! There is nobody I would rather work with when it comes to getting great guitar tracks! Along with the guitars he provided excellent, well written, tabs! I always look forward to working with William on the next track!

  17. Review by Tommy DeCarlo
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    Once again William did a great job and exceeded my expectations! His acoustic performance was spot on. I look forward to the next project, William!

    Keep Rockin'

  18. Review by Tommy DeCarlo
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    William did an excellent job for me. His guitar work was spot on to what I needed, he not only met my expectations but exceeded them!

    Great Job!!!

  19. Review by Dakota W.
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    I've said this countless times and I'll say it till the day I die, William is a phenomenal musician! He's very talented and very open minded! I highly recommend William to anyone who is looking for AMAZING guitar tracks that really bring out the best for each piece!

  20. Review by Scott B.
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    William is just the best for guitar tracks!

  21. Review by Dakota W.
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    William is a fantastic musician to work with! I’ve worked with him on numerous projects and he will always be my go to when I need extra instrumentation. I’m always eager to see what he has to bring to any project I throw his way!

  22. Review by Dakota W.
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    William is one of the most talented guitarists that I've worked with on SoundBetter. Every project I start with him, I am always eager to see the final results. I plan to work with him much more in the near future!

  23. Review by Alexander Verbitskiy
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    Stellar job once again! What really fascinates me about Will is how quickly he gets the clues from the music, even if you don't explain anything. His choice of instruments, the musicality of his interpretation of the certain part. It's just awesome. And it seems like there is no genre that he is not good at. Every time Will reminds me of why it's so much fun to make music.

  24. Review by Adriano
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    I asked William for a job (guitar and bass) in a music style completely out of his comfort zone and once again he was fantastic. Very well done.
    Thanks, William.

  25. Review by Han Z.
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    William is a pure talented and passionate musician, it's my pleasure to work with him. I'm looking forward to work with him in the future!

  26. Review by Toby F.
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    It is always a good experience to work with William. He took my wishes seriously. I will work with him again.

  27. Review by Prince T.
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    William did a great job, he went above and beyond and was great to work with. I live in Nashville and his talent is on par with some of the best guitarist I have been around, he also embraces the song in a way that is youthful and creative. He is the best bang for your buck out of any musical service I've ever paid for and you feel compelled to tip

  28. Review by Toby F.
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    It is a pleasure to work with William. He is really a professional musician and he did exactly what I needed, even more. He brightened up my songs and my days.

  29. Review by Velocity M.
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    William was a total pro...delivered high quality tracks and friendly service

  30. Review by Kitt W.
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    If you're needing a top talent to record your track, this is the guy. He's an amazing talent on guitar, extremely easy to work with and very professional. I plan to use him as often as I can. He's not just technically good, but creative and knows how to add that something special. You can't go wrong with William!

  31. Review by Alexander V.
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    The best online session guitarist I've ever worked with. Spot on the first time around. Amazingly talented player and has very good musical sensibility. Creative, reliable and, a truly nice guy :) Highly recommended!

  32. Review by Adriano
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    This is my 4th job with William and the results are outstanding.
    Very dedicated, friendly and talented musician.
    Recommended!

  33. Review by Scott B.
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    William is fantastic. a great and professional player!

  34. Review by Adriano
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    Another great job from William. This time with a bass track.
    Recommended ! :-)

  35. Review by Scott B.
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    William is just the best at guitar and bass, Highly recommended! for any project.

  36. Review by Scott B.
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    William is top notch, you will not find a better guitarist!

  37. Review by Adriano
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    William is a fantastic guitarrist and musician.
    Very easy communication, very nice played and recorded tracks.
    Recommended !!

  38. Review by Scott B.
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    William is simply the best for guitar, top notch!!!!!!!!

  39. Review by Scott B.
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    William, is an incredible guitarist, and a fantastic writer! Great job!

  40. Review by Hugo H.
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    As both William and i are guitarists, it is great to co-create a song from just a sketch. William has the most excellent heavy rock - metal guitar skills i have experienced thus far. He is really really very talented. This guy will probably be one of the leading metal guitarists in the future.

  41. Review by Hugo H.
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    William is such an amazing artist. It had this song that needed this motel metal kind of vibe, and he come up with these brilliant riffs and helpen me develop an idea into a good song. I would recommend him to every one. Both his playing and the quality of his recordings are off the highest level.

  42. Review by Dakota W.
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    William helped me so very much! He is one of the most professional guitarist on this site. He has very quick delivery dates, and you can tell he puts his heart into his work! I definitely see myself working with him again in the future!

  43. Review by Hans Jørgen Nielsen
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    I needed a reworked version of the Cream classic "Sunshine of your love", mainly instrumental with a little added new lyrics. I could not be happier with the excellent result! Clean, artistic, precise, raw and beautiful guitar based sound (better than the original imho). Being a bass player myself, I especieally loved the bass solo & riffs! Cool vocals and great drums too! Thank you William, keep up the great work! :-)

  44. Review by Dakota W.
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    I've worked with William on several projects and each one is better than the last one! He is an amazing guitarist, one of the best on SoundBetter in my opinion! I can't wait to work with him on more projects in the future!

  45. Review by Leigh C.
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    William is not only a fantastic musician, but has amazing composing and production sensibilities. I sent him my project as a demo and the guitar tracks he sent me back were not only top-quality recordings, but PERFECT for the song - sensitive to the needs of the music, but at the same time, full of power and conviction. A true professional. I plan to work with him again. Highly recommended!!

  46. Review by Daar R.
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    Excellent Guitarist with great style, Very Hardworking and very Creative. He is the Man!

Interview with William Jacobsen

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

  2. A: Steven Wilson, Dream Theater, Opeth, Avenged Sevenfold, The Aristocrats

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: My main electric guitars are a Gibson Les Paul, G&L ASAT Classic, and a Gretsch Streamliner g2420t. My main bass is a Squier jazz bass, and I have a couple of acoustics, as well as a Schecter 7-string for special occasions. Everything is run directly into my audio interface, and run through Bias FX, which gives me amazing tone and flexibility.

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Various projects

I was the guitarist (composer in some, bassist in some etc.) in this production

Terms Of Service

Turnaround in 1-2 weeks depending on my schedule and the length of the song, up to 3 free revisions.

GenresSounds Like
  • Dream Theater
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Steven Wilson
Gear Highlights
  • I use Gibson
  • G&L
  • Schecter and Gretsch guitars
  • Squier bass
  • Furch and Takamine acoustics
  • Lindy Fralin and Dimarzio pickups
  • Røde Microphones.
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