Artists & Builders
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).
Guitarist - Mavi Gri
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
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
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.
Put together by veteran guitarist and songwriter Howard Bragen aka “The Logfather”, Logjam manufacture all their units individually and by hand in the UK. Logjam stompers are now the instrument of choice for pro players the world over and they are branching out into custom built guitars, their first being The “Steel Six” lapsteel featuring our Alnico II Classics bridge pickup.
Paul Connolly of The Wood Burning Savages plays Tonerider Pure Vintage pickups. The band 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.
Blind John’s 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.
Odyssey Guitars produces stock, custom and endorsed guitars assembled in Vancouver, BC Canada. They feature professional components which always include Tonerider pickups. Pictured is Joe (Sh*thead) Keithley of legendary punk band D.O.A. and his Odyssey JK200 featuring the Tonerider Octane humbucker.
theTool – Guitar People
Guitar People´s Mats Silfving has worked with Stockholm designer Jonas Lindkvist and master luthier Arne Arvidsson to create an electric guitar with modern lines and great playability.
British brand Impure Guitars make unique guitars and basses with a punk ethos! Impure use reclaimed woods ranging from destroyed ancient pine to beautiful antique teak, and unorthodox materials such hardboard and OSB. Metal parts are often reclaimed…vintage radio parts are a goldmine of cool shapes and patinas. Tonerider pickups are available to spec on all builds.
Luthiers and Installers -
Fehse Guitars are metalworkers, luthiers and tone masters! Milled to perfection in Germany, these guitars show off the purity of tone transmission that can be achieved using an all aluminium construction. Modular top plates that mean pickups can be easily swapped in and out. Fehse use our City Limits strat sets, Rebel 90 and Alnico II Classic Humbuckers in their “Aviator” Models.
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. Find out more at https://www.petecornelius.com/
Guitare Garage, Paris
Luthiers and Installers -
Guitare Garage in Pigalle, Paris make custom guitars, relic’d guitar necks and bodies and provide services to a huge number of pro musicians across France. They use our TRT1 Vintage Plus telecaster pickups in their super range of scaled down telecasters – the Minicasters.
Don Giroux is a guitarist/vocalist and has been playing professionally since the age of 14. He has played venues from coast 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 II Blues, Vintage Plus and 60s Nashville sets.
JCG Custom Guitars
Kildalkey, Ireland - Luthier and Installer
JCG Custom Guitars is run from Kildalkey, Ireland and specialise in making killer telecasters, jazz basses and more! Jay’s range of unique finishes go beyond the normal car colours and sunbursts, making these guitars sound and look the part!
Riot V - Guitarist
Riot’s Rick Ventura has been playing stages since the 70s in New Wave metal band Riot – famous for the classic album “Fire Down Under”. Rick uses Tonerider soapbar P-90s and TRT2 Hot Classic tele pickups in his current arsenal and still rocks stages in New York and beyond.
CTL Carbon Guitars
Carbon fibre makes light, strong guitars that can be suprisingly resonant. And they just look cool – that tight weave brings to mind an automotive level of performance and speed. CTL Carbon Guitars in France are built by Michel Courtial – they maintain a great Rock N’ Roll aesthetic whilst exploring the possibilities of new materials. https://www.guitarescarbone.com/
Guitarist - Professional Musician
Producer - Anchor Baby Recording Co
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. You can find out more at www.anchorbabyrecordings.com and www.salvationjayne.co.uk
Guitarist - Salvation Jayne
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. www.facebook.com/salvationjayne
Guitarist - Black Sun Down, The Icarus Incident, Wickerman
Joe Green is a guitarist and singer. He 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 Rebel90 neck, and the Alnico II Blues Strat pickups. See more of his work at joegreenofficial.com
Australian musician ‘KeatsBeats’ plays in various funk and blues bands around Melbourne. He currently uses a Tonerider Surfari set. Find him on instagram @KeatsBeats1
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.
Guitarist / Composer -
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!
MG Guitars - Luthiers and Installers
Michael Gough is the Cheshire-based luthier behind the sublime MG Guitars. Featuring classic reworks of classic design with super thin, wood-hugging finishes he produce guitars that have tone for days. MG Guitars also offer set-up and “build your own” guitar courses where you can build your Tonerider powered guitars!
Guitarist - Collateral
Todd is the guitarist in rock band Collateral. Touring with bands such as Phil X, Jared James Nichols, Heat and Skid Row, his aggressive stadium rock sound is fuelled by Jackson guitars loaded with our Birmingham set in a mismatched black and white bobbin configuration. Hear more of his work at www.collateralofficial.com