Alan Gogoll is an Australian acoustic guitarist most known for the invention of his ‘Bell Harmonics’ technique and signature guitar tuning.
Born in January 1988 in the picturesque island of Tasmania, Alan has become recognised as one of the world's finest acoustic guitarists building his reputation on intricate and uplifting musical compositions and pioneering originality.
The last few years have seen an explosion in popularity for Alan’s technique and original pieces that all build upon his 25 years of playing. Perhaps most notable are his works Bell's Harmonic, Mulberry Mouse, Through the Leaves and Stringscapes series where he built a custom guitar and camera rig to capture string vibrations from inside the guitar while looking out onto various landscapes.
With over half a million Facebook and Instagram followers, video views in the hundreds of millions and tens of million of streams on various music platforms Alan is at the very forefront of the original solo acoustic guitar world.
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