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My Face, Your Local News-stand 

I've been on not one but two magazine covers recently. You can see me glowering at passers-by from the shelves of your local store, on the cover of Acoustic magazine. What a surreal honour. I felt kinda nervous when I went to buy my own copy.

There's an interview with me, and another one with George Lowden about the designing and building of my signature model guitar. And there's a lesson, with some of my riffs transcribed. If you missed it, you can still buy a copy here.

And I'm also very grateful to be the first ever acoustic artist on the cover of Guitar Interactive magazine. In this one, there's 5 videos of me playing songs on my signature model, including an unplugged (i.e. recorded straight into a microphone) version of my old instrumental tune Topeka, which I'm really happy with. And there's a really in depth review of the guitar too.

Happy reading, don't get a paper cut.

I just wanna play you this thing...  

New video: Watch me play my song Afterglow  

You've never heard an acoustic trip-hop song with an eight-finger-tapping solo before, or if you have then I quit. I can’t tell you what this song is about because it’s pure sleaze and my mum will see this. 

If you like it, share it. The internet needs you right now. Drown out the bickering with music. 

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Get the Guitar Tab from Every technique is explained. It’s a complete walkthrough guide to the song.

Afterglow is the 6th video from from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum series. Get the song and album and Pay What You Want from    Also on iTunes or Google Play or Amazon

New signature model guitar! 

I'm bursting with pride to finally announce that the Jon Gomm Hybrid Top Signature model is now available from Lowden Guitars.

It's much more than just a replica of Wilma, my beloved Lowden. It's a guitar with every aspect tailored specifically for the modern player, including the world's first spruce and cedar layered soundboard which I've dubbed the Hybrid Top, for added resilience and epic, deep, powerful tone. I REALLY REALLY LOVE THIS GUITAR!  

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New video Temporary out now 

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Temporary is the 5th release from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum series. The lyrics are blurry, flickering childhood memories of being with my mum at a really difficult time in our lives. The message, if there is one, is: Emotions pass. So, this one’s for my empowering and inspirational friend, Elizabeth Gomm. 

Get the Pay What You Want song + album here: Also on iTunes or Google Play or Amazon 

Guitar Tab available here: Transcribed by me, with detailed notes explaining every technique.

Back on TV - Guitar Star series 2 

I'm gonna be back on TV for an episode of Sky Arts Guitar Star, on air in the UK and Ireland this summer. I think I managed to genuinely improve some kids' technique last year, so hopefully this year's batch will be just as open to my meddling. This series features the actual George Benson among other luminaries. Can't wait to get his autograph.