Sammy Ash Presents: Guitars of Distinction

What Makes a Guitar Distinct?

With our program, I try to see from beginning to end that these guitars are deserving of a guitar player.

Sammy Ash

This was a question that I had the pleasure of asking Sammy during an intimate interview in his office. Walls adorned top to bottom with guitars, stands lined in perfect rows holding his personal collection; I knew that this was a question that would be well received. There’s a reason why we keep these guitars in our central office instead of sending them to the stores. There’s a reason they are carefully handled and photographed. And there’s a reason why they are checked and rechecked before ever being sent to a customer. We wanted Sammy to tell us why in his own words.




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Dave Stutts
Dave Stutts is a native of the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Theory & Composition from the prestigious Christopher Newport University music school. He is a music composer living and working in New York City. He specializes in orchestral/symphonic work as well as pop and digital music. His scoring work has ranged from Chamber Ensemble pieces (String Quartets/Brass Quintets), larger ensembles compositions (Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/String Orchestra), as well as short film and video game work.He is also a songwriter and a regular gigging musician in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. He refers to his style as Pop/Rock and Blues. His musical career began when he started playing guitar at age 5. He later progressed to Bass in middle school, Drums in High School, and finally Percussion and Piano in college. When asked, he has cited Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams as his major film and video game inspirations, and John Mayer as his primary pop inspiration.