Hybrid picking master

Gustavo Assis-Brasil


Gustavo is the director of the Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles and is a faculty member of the Cambridge School of Weston. He also teaches at Berklee College of Music’s Guitar Sessions since 2006. Also as a teacher, Gustavo taught clinics at Guitar Institute of Technology / Musicians Institute, University of Southern California, Berklee College of Music, and many other prestigious institutions around the world.

Gustavo has performed/recorded with John Stowell, Esperanza Spaulding, Frank Potenza, Bob Mintzer, Hiromi, Vardan Ovsepian, Tony Grey, and Julio “Chumbinho” Herrlein among many others. Gustavo has been a .strandberg* endorsed artist since 2015.

The original-spec .strandberg* look, sound and feel – versatile and cutting-edge

Boden Original 6 Natural

Get the most out of your playing and the sounds that you’ve been honing with your hands. What you put into a Boden Original guitar is what you’ll get out of it – loud and clear with style and substance.

This is the Boden model that started it all. Featuring Swamp Ash body mated with 4A Flame Maple top and roasted Maple neck with roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard, the acoustic character is lively and balanced with superb articulation for both rhythm and lead playing. The Original models feature the highly-touted Suhr passive pickups and Fishman active pickups to faithfully transfer the natural sound of the woods and the unique .strandberg* hardware to your amplification systems.

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Chromatic Dialogues is a game changer. Gustavo Assis-Brasil's superhuman virtuosity, unique ear-twisting lines, and mesmerizing compositions set the new standard for contemporary guitar.

Joe Charupakorn - Guitarist, Author, Editor - Hal Leonard Corporation, Premier Guitar