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Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is one of the true masters of the guitar having played for over 40 years as a professional guitarist. During the past 25 years Tony became established as one of the world’s most respected guitar educators, writing and editing over 100 guitar education books and, as Director of the Registry of Guitar Tutors and London College of Music Principal Guitar Examiner, compiling ground-breaking music exams for all levels and styles of guitar playing that are now widely used across the world. In addition, Tony composed music and text for over 250 issues of Total Guitar magazine, Europe’s best-selling guitar magazine, with sales in excess of 10 million magazines and CDs.

The Acoustic Composer album is a collection of solo instrumental acoustic guitar pieces composed from the heart that are filled with sincere emotion, profound passion, vivacity and exhilaration.

The Acoustic Composer album features the exquisite resonant sound of numerous vintage Martin guitars dating back to 1927. The album was recorded using the very best vintage gear including a 1964 Neumann U67 valve microphone with a 1959 EMT plate reverb and was mastered at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London, resulting in an absolute tonal delight for any guitar lover’s ears. The guitars used were:
1927 Martin 021
1936 Martin 0017
1939 Martin 017H
1941 Martin 00018
1947 Martin 0018
1961 Martin D21
1997 Martin 00028EC
2003 Avalon A200

"Full of lovely tunes, which have been beautifully recorded on some rather spectacular instruments." Clive Carroll

“Nice melodies, reflective in mood and sounds beautiful.” Gordon Giltrap

"A wonderful set of solo guitar pieces, with a rich range of tone colours." Hugh Burns

“The pieces are really superb. Excellent playing throughout and beautifully recorded." Pete Farrugia

"Tony Skinner has delivered a beautifully performed melodic acoustic album - harnessing his wealth of musical knowledge, experience and mastery of this wonderful instrument - very few guitarists can make acoustic pieces come alive like this.” Karen Shelley