Gus G. is one of the most recognized guitar virtuosos in heavy metal worldwide. From 2009 to 2017, he was the chosen axeman to Ozzy Osbourne, touring the world and performing to millions. Outside of his work with Osbourne, Gus G. leads the band Firewind, who have released eight albums over two decades. As a solo artist, Gus G. has released three highly acclaimed records, "I Am the Fire," "Brand New Revolution" and "Fearless."
With the Shadowlight collection, Gus G. debuts a new talent by creating fine artwork from his guitar wizardry. Available exclusively at GuitarArtGallery.com, each of the pieces in the Gus G. collection are highly limited in edition size.
Gus G. is one of the pioneers of a new medium in art, built from guitar performance. To craft the work, Gus G. worked alongside art team SceneFour to create the visuals seen in the Shadowlight collection. A sophisticated process involving a customized glove that notates fret choice and style into a visual, the construction of the Shadowlight collection was nearly a year in the making. In total there are nine different works on canvas, each available in highly limited editions. All are numbered and individually signed by Gus G. and SceneFour.
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The stage name "Gus G." has two sources of origin. "Gus" is a common Greek American English translation of the name "Kostas," and "G" was a nickname given to him by a friend during his time living in the US.
At the age of 18 he left Greece to enroll in the Berklee College of Music, but left after only a few weeks and began working on making a name on the metal scene. During his brief time at Berklee Gus came into contact with Joe Stump, who he credits as a great influence on his career. In 1998, Gus G. decided to record a demo with some close musician friends in the United States. The project was entitled Firewind, and was used as a showcase for Gus's guitar skills in an attempt to earn a professional recording deal. The demo attracted the attention of Leviathan Records, but activity was put on hold when Gus was hired by Nightrage, Dream Evil, and Mystic Prophecy. After the release of these bands' debut albums, Gus's attention returned to his band, Firewind. The band has released seven studio albums to date and has gone through many lineup changes. Gus G. was declared third of the three best guitar players all over the world in 2003 by the Japanese magazine BURRN!.