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Acoustic Guitar Strings & Accessories Of Note

Steve Lester: A Few Tunes (Part 1)

Steve Lester is an acoustic fingerstyle instrumentalist from south east England.

His music is described as both melodic and emotive with a British/Celtic folk influence.

Steve Lester & Louise Laing: Rhyme and Time

Steve has also worked with British vocalist Louise Laing on this recording of  the Heads Hands & Feet song - ‘Rhyme and Time’.

Artists You May Know

Mark Thomson is a solo fingerstyle instrumentalist based in south west Scotland, who is primarily interested in compositions and arrangements with a traditional influence. Mark is a very competent player and has transcribed a number of pieces of well known guitarists for Acoustic Magazine. Check out link to Marks album ‘Solway Sunset’ where you will find delightful tunes which are both tranquil and very engaging.

Keith Chesterton is a solo fingerstyle guitarist from south west England. Keith has a lovely sensitive feel with a fine sense of melody. Check out link to his Youtube site where you will find wonderful solo arrangements of traditional tunes and original compositions.

Grammy Award winning guitarist Amrit Sond  is of Indian origin, but born and raised in Nairobi and Kuwait. Amrit has graced the same billing with some of the worlds most renowned guitarists. With his unique Arabic and Eastern influenced compositions, Amrits live performances are truly unique and not only feature great guitar playing but also some truly atmospheric compositions.  

Link to the website of singer/songwriter/guitarist

Ralph McTell that includes, news, tours, biography and shop. Ralph is one of the great story tellers and very fine guitar player.

Link to website of Martin Tallstrom Here you will find videos,Tabs,and store: Martin is a superb fluid player and arranger. Check out his outstanding playing on Freight Train.

Link to the website of guitarist TOMMY EMMANUEL that includes, news, tours, shop, and videos. Tommy  is an incredible and truly inspirational guitar player and entertainer.

Link to the website of guitarist ANDY McKEE that includes, tour dates, music, video and tabs. Andy is a very fine player, with millions of YouTube hits verifying his emergence as one of today's most unique and influential artists.

Link to the website of Guitarist PIERRE BENSUSAN that includes, news, store, tours and videos. Pierre is one of the worlds finest guitarists and composers, who specialises in DADGAD tuning. We sell his signature strings here at Fretsounds.

Link to the website of guitarist RICHARD THOMPSON  that includes, news, tour dates, merchandise, gear and tunings. His playing is some of the most creative, innovative and complementary in structure that you will find among any writers.

Link to the website of singer/songwriter/guitarist MARTIN CARTHY. For more than 40 years Martin has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators. A wonderfully atmospheric folk song performer and guitarist.

Link to the website of Luke Jackson that includes, biography, news, shop, reviews and tour dates. Luke is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who is both a confident and accomplished performer.

Link to the website of guitarist CLIVE CARROLL that includes, concerts, videos, shop, sheet music and lessons. Clive is a wonderful and highly respected player and writer.

Link to the website of guitarist GORDON GILTRAP that includes, news, concerts, store, videos and forum. He is without doubt one of the UK’s most respected guitarists. We sell his signature and Heritage strings which he also recommends.

Link to the website of guitarist GARETH PEARSON that includes, news, concerts, shop, Gareth is considered a virtuoso in the field of fingerstyle guitar that has earned him the greatest accolades from world renowned players.

Link to the website of  guitarist MARTIN SIMPSON that includes, news, gigs, shop, and workshop. Martin is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world.

Link to website of JON GOMM Here you will find links to music, videos and store. Jon is a very popular player and has been a mentor on Sky Arts ‘Guitar Star’ Jon Gomm signature strings are available here at Fretsounds.

Les Cheetham is a guitar tutor and former winner of Guitarist Magazines - ‘Guitarist Of The Year’ competition. Les is a very fine acoustic guitarist so check out his website, for information on his guitar tuition and to see him play some great arrangements on YouTube.  

Link to the website of Laurence Juber where you will find tour dates, lessons and store. Laurence is a world renowned guitar player and arranger. A fantastic fingerstyle player - check out some of his Beatles arrangements!

Link to the website of guitarist THOMAS LEEB that includes, videos, live dates and music. His peculiar style owes as much to percussive techniques as traditional fingerstyle guitar. We sell Thomas Leeb signature strings here a Fretsounds.

Link to the website of guitarist Tony McManus, you will find, current news, concerts and store. Tony is a magnificent and magical virtuoso Celtic fingerstyle guitarist. He also has some superb tutorials available which are well worth checking out.

Link to the website of Michael Chapdelaine that includes, info, music, video links, tabs and tour dates. Michael was mentioned to us by one of our customers, which we are grateful for as he is a very good guitarist & arranger.

Link to the website of Adam Rafferty where you will find tabs, lessons, shop and blog. Adam describes himself as a funky fingerstyle guitarist. He is a really fine player with great feel and sense of melody.

Here are links to ‘Artists You Probably Know’ and ‘Artists You May Know’. We welcome any suggestions of guitarists and links that you think would be of interest to other fellow guitar players...


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