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About Guthrie Govan

Just saying his name out loud three times in front of a guitar unleashes awesome licks. He's completely mastered rock, blues, jazz and shred and combines them into a sound that is thoroughly exciting.

Guthrie is best known for his work with the bands Asia, GPS, The Young Punx, The Fellowship as well as Erotic Cakes (a vehicle for his own music) and Dizzee Rascal. Currently, he is also working on a 'super trio project' including Brian Beller and Marco Minnemann. Govan is also a former winner of Guitarist Magazine's "Guitarist of the Year" competition, and he is known for his virtuoso command of the electric guitar, due to both his technical ability and proficiency in various styles. Fellow virtuosos Joe Satriani and Paul Gilbert have praised Govan's playing, and at present, many consider Guthrie Govan the best guitarist in the world.

TonePrints by Guthrie Govan

Videos with Guthrie Govan

Guthrie Govan demos his "Dotted Eighths" TonePrint for the Flashback Delay pedal

Guthrie Govan demos his TonePrint for Helix Phaser

Guthrie Govan (Aristocrats) using Ditto Looper & Flashback x4

The Aristocrats - "Erotic Cakes" plus Smartphone Jam - Live at Musicians Institute, January 24, 2012

Guthrie Govan Interview - NAMM 2012