Mari Strings, suppliers of strings to Sabicas, Mario Escudero, and other legendary players of thepast, is happy to introduce you to some great players using Mari strings today.
All the Best,
Bill Ostrie II
is one of the most talented and sought after flamenco guitarists in the United States today. His music is played all around the world and he has performed with some of the world's best musicians and today's most revered flamenco artists from Spain. He is also an international recording star with albums in the top charts in Japan and Europe with his Flamenco/Metal band FLAMETAL.
Benjamin uses Mari #200ph Professional Classical Strings on his Godin and Cordoba guitars. Find out where he is playing next on his myspace. Check out his solo and metal-fusion projects at http://www.flametal.com.
Nationally acclaimed guitarist Jimmy Patton is renowned for his ability to make any tune his own, and to play two guitars at the same time, playing both melody and accompaniment parts simultaneously. He performs his own arrangements of popular and jazz tunes, as well as original compositions.
Patton has shared the stage with Grammy award-winning Stanley Jordan, Laurence Juber of Paul McCartney's "Wings," Adrian Legg, Preston Reed, virtuoso rock guitarist Tony Macalpine, as well as keyboardist Derek Sherinian of "Dream Theater." He studied under Fred Benedetti of Benedetti & Svoboda master guitar duo.
Check out Jimmy's unique and soulful style of playing. Jimmy Patton tapping on two guitars.
Rowland Schultz "Vikingo De Jerez"
Vikingo De Jerez, AKA Rowland Schultz, is inspired for his all original compositions by the Gipsy Flamenco artists of Andalucia Spain. Also being an accomplished oud player, this Australian artist has infused the sound of the oud within his flamenco guitar technique, along with fast runs and choppy breaks. This unique sound and drive in his compositions has attracted attention and some collaboration interest from leading World Musicians and Flamenco Artists. You can learn more here:
is known for his masterful guitar work for the San Diego blues and rock bands Nude Blues and Be Natural. A guitarists' guitarist, Mike is recognized both for his chops and for his powerful interpretive skills.
You can check out some of Mike's other projects and get in touch with him through Laughing Tree Productions.
Santa Barbara guitarist Vincent Zorn is recognized for his authentic gypsy sound and his original compositions. He has a special touch for crafting and playing pieces that combine a lighter, upbeat sound with deep feeling.
Vincent chooses #200ph Mari Professional Classical strings in hard tension
Michael's playing combines great musicality with technical virtuosity and a joy in experimenting with different instruments and styles.
His work spans rock, jazz, classical music, spanish guitar, electronic music, and music for relaxation and meditation. His songs build on his ability to bring a surprising range of sounds and emotions out of a guitar.
He prefers #300XL Mari Flamenco strings in extra-light tension for his amplified nylon string guitars.
Check out Michael's 14-string guitar playing and original spanish guitar work: www.michaelbianco.net