Welcome to the official web site of John Standefer, renowned fingerstyle guitarist, teacher, and performer. You'll find the latest information about John's performances and teaching activities, as well as his recordings, books, and videos all here. John is a masterful arranger of guitar music, so there are also some great guitar TAB arrangements you can download.

A world-class fingerstyle guitarist, John is the winner of the 2002 National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and the Open Division winner of the 2004 International Home of the Legends Competition. John has performed and taught in venues around the world and appears yearly at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society convention in Nashville to honor his mentor.

A gifted and enthusiastic teacher, John has published numerous books, tab and videos to help guitarists of all levels improve their skills. He also offers one-on-one online lessons via Skype.

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What's New

John Releases new album of Bossa Novas!
Bossa Nova Guitar Album CoverJohn is still at it! Check out this fine compilation of new recordings, original tunes, past recordings and pop music all arranged in the bossa nova style. Over a half century ago John became a true fan of Brazilian music. Here at last is a collection of his bossa nova guitar arrangements all in one album. LEARN MORE

Watch This VideoJohn Demonstrates Guitar Set Up Work in this New Video
Watch John in his shop doing a fret dress on a guitar and then adjusting the neck, bridge saddle and nut for ultimate playability. John takes you through the high points of how a guitar action is overhauled in this video clip.

Online Lessons with John Standefer
Want to give your playing skills a boost or learn new material? Consider taking an online live guitar lesson or two with John Standefer! No matter what playing level you are at, if you’re into fingerstyle guitar why not learn from one of the best?

Streaming Music
All of John’s previous albums are up everywhere for streaming. Over the past years John has also been periodically releasing new singles. Go to wherever you get your streaming music and check the new tunes out!

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