Guthrie Govan (born 27 December 1971 in Chelmsford, Essex, England) is an English guitarist and instructor, known for his work with the bands The Aristocrats, Asia (2001–2006),Docker’s Guild,GPS,The Young Punx and The Fellowship as well as Erotic Cakes (a vehicle for his own music).
He is a noted guitar instructor through his work with the UK magazine Guitar Techniques,Guildford’s Academy of Contemporary Music,Lick Library and currently the Brighton Institute of Modern Music.
He is the 1993 winner of Guitarist magazine’s “Guitarist of the Year” competition.
Despite his magazine success and achievements with Asia and other bands,it was his exposure on YouTube through clips of his playing which has led him to being considered one of the world’s best contemporary electric guitar players and one of the most flexible players in musical scope,although he is primarily considered a jazz fusion player and rock guitarist.
As a result,Govan now regularly travels internationally,teaching at various clinics around the world.
The humble guitar string seldom evokes the same kind of excitement or obsession as instruments, amps or pedals. Nonetheless, your strings are a vital component of the sounds you make – your entire rig would be distressingly quiet without them! – so it really does make a lot of sense to pick the right ones.
R10 Roto Yellow 6 String Electric
I do some fairly barbaric things to my strings on a daily basis, so I’ve experimented with many different brands over the years, in a quest for maximum consistency, tuning stability, durability and all-round tonal splendour. After much research, the conclusion I reached was simply this: Rotosounds rock 😉