Gustav Lundgren is one of Sweden's most prominent jazz guitarists right now. He was born in Stockholm 1980, started to play guitar at age 12. He studied music in Stockholm, Bollnäs and Svalöv between 1996-2000. Gustav started to play at clubs around Stockholm at age 16 and made his first tour to Spain with his own trio at age 19. Between 2000-2010 Gustav toured Japan, USA, England, Brazil, France, Syria, Turkey, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway & Finland with different jazz groups. He has recorded over 70 CDs as a side man and over 20 solo albums. Gustav Lundgren has been working with names like: Chris Cheek, Jimmy Rosenberg, Jorge Rossy, Doug Weiss, Bill McHenry, Lelo Nika, Marian Petrescu, Rasmus Faber, Antoine Boyer & Gustavo Bergalli.
Gustav Lundgren is well known within Jazz, Gypsy-Swing and House. He has also composed & recorded music for TV commercials (MTV, TV4) and produced CDs for artists like Jelena Jangfeldt and Hot Club de Suede. Gustav has performed in both TV and Radio in many different countries including the USA.
In 2004 Gustav was honored with his own signature guitar model from AJL-Guitars.
In 2005 he received the Louis Armstrong Scholarship.
In 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2016 he was honored with grants from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
In 2015 he received the Albin Hagström Scholarship and the Second Line Jazzband Scholarship.
Equipment: Guitars: Gibson ES-330 (1968), AJL XO model, Eastman AR805 16" archtop. Gibson ES-150 (1950). AJL
signature guitar . Levin (Acoustic Nylon Guitar). di giorgio Brazil (Acoustic Nylon Guitar). Mayo Pamplona 7 string. Ovation
(Acoustic Nylon Guitar). Levin Orchestra (1949). Levin archtop 1951. Fender Stratocaster. Epiphone SG. Epiphone ES 335
dot. Levin Solist. Harley Benton Acoustic Bass. Mayo Pamplona Cavquimho. saz baglama. algerian mandole. Amps: AER
alfa 40. AER compact 60. Polytone 15". Fender Pro Junior, Stimer amp. Fender Champion 600. Pedals: Mad Professor
(Sweet Honey Overdrive). Echoplex preamp. TCE Flashback Delay. TCE Hall of Fame reverb. HB Tuner. Boss Volume Pedal.
boss octave oc-3. Pickups: GUZZ django pickup, Audio Technica condenser, DPA 4099, Stimer. And also: Pandeiros. Cajon.
Bongos. Tan-Tan, A-go-go. Tamborim. Shaker. Drums. Istanbul Agop Cymbals and HiHat.
Gustav Lundgren is a world class guitarist who is creating his own swinging
approach to music, combining elements from the masters with his unique
sound, lines and technique. Keep your ears on the north, Sweden has a gem
up there named Gustav Lundgren!
/ Jonathan Kreisberg
He is a complete musician in absolute world-class.
”I just listen to your Videos, boy you sound fantastic! Great playing!! good stuff!! I think it's cool that you're playing that
big guitar with no cut away the sound is excellent.”
/ John Scofield
I love what you´re doing, awesome man!
/ George Benson
Sweden's new guitar comet.
/ Helsingin Sanomat
Gustav Lundgren, one of our best guitarists
/ Swedish TV4