Blind Johns Guitars

Blind John’s Guitars produce hand built one off pieces, built to last and made to play. These are truly unique instruments entirely hand crafted in the UK.

Çagri Aydin

In 2023, Istanbul based guitarist Çağrı Aydın released a solo instrumental metal album “The Iron Rose” by Toxin Music with Emre Bingöl as producer/guest musician and Serkan Beldek as drummer and currently is guitarist of death metal band Vilified and also part collaboration with singer/songwriter İlhami Yava

Dan Leggatt

Dan has worked all over the world as both a guitarist and bassist. He spent 2 years as a house band musician for Celebrity Cruises, is a freelance product demonstrator and is currently performing in theatre shows all over the UK and abroad. Dan was also instrumental in the development of our Octane pickup.

Dan Lucas

Dan runs Anchor Baby Recording Co. Based in Kent, he works with most of Kent’s best artists as well as many other musicians from all over the globe. His client list includes artists such as The Franklys, Maid of Ace, Luke Jackson and many more. He also writes and plays bass for rising stars Salvation Jayne.

Don Giroux

Don Giroux is a guitarist/vocalist and has been playing professionally since the age of 14. He has played venues from cost to coast in the US and abroad. His contemporary Blues style is soulful and intoxicating. Don uses a variety of Tonerider pickups in his Telecasters including the Alnico 2 Blues, Vintage Plus and 60s Nashville.

Ehsaan Noorani

MIT grad Ehsaan Noorani is an Indian composer and guitarist, and part of the trailblazing Shankar-Ehsann-Loy trio. In 2011 Ehsaan became the first Fender signature artist in India with the release of his unique HSH signature model – featuring three Tonerider designed pickups. Recently he’s been enjoying our new Birmingham humbuckers on tour in his CS strat. Despite his guitar credentials – he’s perhaps most famous for being a judge on Indian Idol!

Holly Kinnear

Holly has crafted a sound with Salvation Jayne that has given them a reputation for hook-laden explosive fuzzy riffs and glossy dream pop undertones. The band has received support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Kerrang! Radio, Amazing Radio and dozens more stations in the UK and abroad. Holly uses a Hot Classics set in her Tele and a Rebel 90 neck / Birmingham bridge combo in a custom build.

Joe Green

Joe has worked with many different bands over the years including Black Sun Down, Shatterpoint, Wickerman, Twin Axle and many more. Black Sun Down is his most active originals project, recently recording an EP at Anchor Baby Recording Co. Joe uses a variety of our pickups, in particular our Generator and Birmingham Humbuckers, the Rebel 90 neck, and the Alnico II Blues Strat pickups.

John Bailey

John Bailey studied for an MA in Jazz performance in 2010. He worked extensively with singers Russell Watson and Aled Jones from 2015 to 2022 as well as other renowned artists. John Bailey currently writes for film and TV individually and in partnership with renowned film composer Mike Moran on behalf of Chelsea Pictures. John Bailey recently performed music from the CODA soundtrack with Emilia Jones as part of her CODA promotional screenings for the Academy Awards, BAFTAs and Oscars. He played guitar for several weeks on Sting’s ’The Last Ship’ and has numerous TV performances including Jane McDonald and Songs of Praise. He performs in his own classical guitar project with South African guitarist Jonathan Crossley. He teaches jazz guitar and improvisation at The University of Liverpool and Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA).

Keaton Tait

Australian musician ‘KeatsBeats’ plays in various funk and blues bands around Melbourne. He currently uses a Tonerider Surfari set. Find him on instagram @KeatsBeats1

Liam Creedon

Liam Creedon, a guitarist from Aberdeen, UK, embarked on his musical journey in 1996, mentored by jazz legend Scott Cruickshank. Through seminars and collaborations, notably with Les Nemes of Haircut100 fame, Liam cultivated a unique style. His passion for music, ignited by Pink Floyd, led to a diverse career spanning teaching and performing. Notable highlights include founding Amped Up Guitar School and his decade-long involvement with Wish You Were Floyd. Liam's dedication to his craft has been recognised by Jon Carin of Pink Floyd, who praised his deep understanding of music nuances. With Tonerider pure vintage and surfari pickups adorning his stage guitars for over a decade, Liam's audacity led him to audition for Dire Straits UK & The Sensational Alex Harvey Experience. Recently, Liam contributed to the new Fluffy Jackets record, honouring commitments by the late Manny Charlton of Nazareth fame.

Mark Kelson

Mark Kelson, vocalist and guitarist of The Eternal, is a driving force behind the band's distinctive sound, which seamlessly blends dark, melancholic, and emotive metal with elements of Doom and Progressive genres. With a career spanning over two decades, Mark has been a pivotal figure in shaping the band's evolution and international acclaim. Originally hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Mark co-founded The Eternal in early 2003, setting the stage for a journey marked by six studio albums and extensive touring across the globe. Alongside longtime collaborator Richie Poate, Mark has steered The Eternal through tours with renowned acts such as Amorphis, Anathema, Katatonia, and Opeth. In a testament to their global reach, The Eternal has solidified its international presence with a long-term deal with German label Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM), known for their roster of outstanding artists. 'Skinwalker' is slated for release through RPM in late June 2024, marking a new chapter in The Eternal's storied history. As well as his role in The Eternal, Mark also runs Melbourne based music studio Lucidity Sound where he works with local and international acts, Tonerider pickups is a regular part of production in the studio and are featured on all albums Mark works on.

Paul Connolly

Paul Connolly plays Tonerider Pure Vintage pickups. The Wood Burning Savages have supported the likes of Snow Patrol and Therapy?, toured Europe and even landed a slot at Glastonbury festival at the invitation of Billy Bragg. “The Wood Burning Savages are undeniably one of the most intelligent and articulate new Irish bands to come along in quite some time.” – The Irish Times

Pete Cornelius

Australian songwriter and guitarist Pete Cornelius has been a working musician since the age of 13. He continues to expand his repertoire and impress his audience with his toneful guitar and soulful vocals. Pete’s style is steeped in heartfelt blues, greasy funk & soul with Americana overtones. Pete uses Tonerider Pure Vintage pickups in his strats and AC4 humbuckers in certain instruments.

Ray Burns

Ray Burns aka Captain Sensible is the official riffmaster of Punk. The Damned’s six string god for more decades than we’d dare to count. The Captain uses Tonerider Rebel 90s in his Derek Trucks signature SG for a ballsy, all out single coil sound.

Rick Ventura

Rick Ventura was part of the guitar duo of the legendary NY band Riot. He performed on four studio albums and two live albums including the classic album "Fire Down Under” and toured the world with the likes of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Rush and Sammy Hagar. Now he now comes full circle, performing the classic Riot tunes along with the new Riot Act album “Closer to the Flame”.

Thomas Juneor Andersson

Thomas is the lead guitarist in the Swedish band Kamchatka who formed in 2001. They have toured extensively through Europe and the USA supporting CLUTCH and on their own headline shows as well as landing slots on the European festival circuit. In 2012 Thomas Juneor Andersson received an honorable reward from the Royal Music Academy in Sweden which further down the road lead to a collaboration between IBANEZ guitars and Juneor. Together they came up with a limited-edition guitar the “BEARD BENDER” 40 guitars were made and sold out quickly. 40 more BEARD BENDERS were made and that 2nd batch sold out over a short period of time as well. Thomas currently uses Tonerider Rebel 90 and Vintage 90 pickups in his guitars.

Woodstock Guitars

Woodstock Guitars stands as the pioneering force in Ukraine, leading the charge in serial production of electric guitars and basses. Founded by Serhii Semenov, a distinguished musician and renowned guitar expert, their mission is to forge instruments that embody reliability and inspiration for professional musicians. Collaborating closely with professional studio and performing artists, Woodstock Guitars meticulously design and develop their instruments to incorporate features that prioritize comfort, dependability, and sheer enjoyment in playing. Utilizing the finest hand-selected European and exotic woods, each instrument is crafted by the skilled hands of experienced builders. From classic to modern and vintage relic designs, the Woodstock range offers a comprehensive selection to satisfy even the most discerning performers.

Yusuf Kurtucu

Yusuf is the lead guitarist of alternative rock band Mavi Gri, who formed in Turkey in 2017. Mavi Gri have amassed over 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify and are frequently playing sold out shows across Turkey. Yusuf currently plays an Alnico II Blues set in his Fender American Professional Stratocaster. “I found the exact sound I wanted to hear, after that, I want to use Tonerider in all of my guitars” – Yusuf