Randy Ellefson Endorsed By Alvarez Guitars

May 04, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News



May 10, 2005 (GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND) Hard rock instrumental guitarist Randy Ellefson has gained an endorsement with Alvarez Guitars, whose acoustic guitars he's been playing exclusively for 20 years. He joins a distinguished list that includes Zakk Wylde, Carlos Santana, and Warren Haynes. Using an Alvarez, Ellefson developed a unique style that is native to the acoustic, and plans an all-acoustic album that will include a re-recorded version of this demo song clip: http://www.randyellefson.com/guitar/mp3s/Music_Degrees/Ellefson_Degrees_2_JoysSpring.mp3.

Sadly, that recording was the very last music Ellefson recorded before losing his playing to a severe case of tendonitis in both arms years ago. The injury was caused by his successful attempt to gain four years of classical guitar experience in only two years for a Bachelors of Music in classical guitar. While the injury still limits how frequently he can play or perform, full recovery of his abilities came after five long years of rehabilitation.

This rebirth is behind the name of Ellefson's debut album, The Firebard, since he has risen from his ashes like the phoenix of legend. The album, which can be heard online at www.randyellefson.com, has received great reviews for its song-oriented approach to big rock guitars. Heralded as a return of the guitar solo, The Firebard has earned Ellefson frequent comparisons to big name players.

This is the second recent endorsement for Ellefson, who is currently preparing to perform in concert starting in Summer 2005.


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