Meet Ireland's Best Guitarists
From screaming lead solo's to intricate acoustic melodies to down south slide to country pickin the guitar players at the hub know exactly what to do when it comes to guitars. We can take you track and make it special and memorable with classic riffs and hooks from our highly experienced players.
Looking for a specific Electric Guitar on your track?, These are just some of the guitars we like to use here at the Dublin Studio Hub
The Stratocaster is a versatile instrument, and can be used to play all sorts of music, from country to heavy metal. Some rock and metal players prefer humbucking pickups for a ‘chunkier’ sound, and Fender cater for this with some models.
Notable Stratocaster users include: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler and Yngwie Malmsteen.
The Fender Telecaster (or ‘Tele’) is another instantly recognisable guitar, and one which is also highly imitated. It has a simpler design than the Stratocaster, with a single cutaway, two single coil pickups and no tremolo bar. It is known for its ‘thin’, ‘biting’ sound.
The Telecaster used to be associated mainly with country music but is now used in many other styles; recently it has become very popular with alternative and indie musicians.
Notable Tele users include: Graham Coxon, Jonny Greenwood, Andy Summers, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck and Keith Richards.
Gibson Les Paul
A heavyweight guitar with a feel all of its own. The Gibson Les Paul was first produced in the 1950’s with two P-90 single-coil pickups and the distinctive single-cutaway shape. Towards the end of the decade the double humbucker configuration of today was introduced. This is now the standard configuration for the instrument.
Much loved by ‘bluesier’ heavy rock players, Les Paul-style guitars are known for a thick sound and lots of sustain.
Notable Les Paul players include: Zakk Wylde, Gary Moore, Jimmy Page, Slash, Buckethead, Peter Green, Steve Hackett.
A photogenic guitar, the Gibson ES-335 mixes hollow and solid body types, having a solid block running up the centre of the inside of the instrument. The ES-335 is a long-time favourite of electric blues and fusion players, and is growing in popularity in other fields such as indie (perhaps as much due to its looks as its sound!).
Notable Gibson ES-335 players include: Alvin Lee, Larry Carlton, B.B.King, Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry.