Brent Mason is one of the most recorded guitarists in history. As well as being a Grammy Award winning artist he is also 14 times winner of the Academy of Country Music, the CMA (being nominated every year since 1991), a NAMMIE winner and for many years has won the annual Music City Allstars Award (the musician that has played on most songs on the radio in respect of the top ten for the entire year).
Brent was born and raised in the city of Van Wert, Ohio. Born into a musical family, he taught himself to play guitar at five years old by sitting on the floor and using a butter knife to play his father’s acoustic like a slide (the instrument was too large for him to hold and play normally). He has never had a music lesson and is unable to read music to this day, playing instead ‘by ear’.
Over the years, Brent’s prolific recorded output and solid reputation has enabled Brent to work with manufacturers, producing officially endorsed signature products. Brent’s iconic workhorse guitar, the silver/grey 1968 Fender Telecaster (as modified by luthier Joe Glaser), was reproduced by Gibson/Valley Arts in the form of the Brent Mason Signature, released in 2003. Designed to replicate the unique pickup configuration and overall style, the instrument has become known for it tonal diversity, build/finish quality and striking appearance. This model was discontinued in 2010 and PRS guitars have since released a new Brent Mason signature guitar. (Excerpts from BrentMason.com) [Click Here to Read More]