I started playing the guitar when I was about 16 years old. I then spent 40 years without guitar playing, as computer programmer.
I play electric guitar mainly instrumentals from the sixties, seventies. Since my youth, I have been an aficionado of The Shadows, The Spotnicks, The Ventures, Duane Eddy etc. I have loved their music very much.
More recently I have taken it a little more seriously, and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/eugenemago) gives me that added incentive to improve. I enjoy the songs of the old times very much, I love the guitar playing again.
The great backing tracks of my music was created by my friend Agoston Reiner:
I hope you enjoy listening.
(My personal website: http://www.EugeneMago.com)
What gear do you use?
I have four guitars:
- japanese Fender guitar 32 years old, E series
- Burns Marvin (handcrafted by Burns London). The Shadows Custom Edition
- Gretsch Electromatic G5122
- Squier by Fender (with Hank Marvin sign.)
I use Alesis Quadraverb Q20, Quadraverb QGt, Yamaha Magicstomp and VOX Tonelab effects - sometimes these are linked - with individual settings.
For recording I use the Cubase SX3 editor and Cyberlink Power Director softwares.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Bo Winberg (The Spotnicks) and Hank Marvin (The Shadows).