At my first NAMM in 2019 I spent a lot of time at the ToneWoodAmp booth where all the great fingerstyle players hung out and played some really epic sets. At one time I bumped in to Trevor and briefly showed him the Chordinero.
About a half year later I got in contact with him and ended up sending a unit to try out and it turned out he had a lot of fun with it. It’s a real honor to see Trevor play with my capo and it’s also kind of funny that I sometimes get the comment that the Chordinero looks like a Kalimba which makes it a good match for his Kalimbatar!
So, Trevor, when and why did you start making music?
I started when I was very young playing piano, then went to trumpet before landing on guitar at the age of 10. I have always been an explorer trying things that excite my ears/interest and that has led me to experiment with all kinds of various sounds on the guitar.
What kind of music do you listen to, what are your main influences?
I listen to a whole lot of everything but I especially love Beatles, Beach Boys, Pat Metheny, Michael Hedges, Anything from Windham Hill Records, punk, metal, orchestral, I love anything that’s good.
How do you use the Chordinero in your work?
I like the concept of being able to quickly go to a new tuning using the Chordinero. My experiments right now have given me the ability to make huge interval leaps in a single chord that would not be possible without it!! I look forward to experimenting with it more and more!
Check out Trevor’s work.