Guitarist-Vocalist  Performs an eclectic repertoire of Folk, Jazz, Blues, R&B and Country.

John 's strength and diversity bring depth and vitality to this musical blend.

I am always up for a new project experience. Don't hesitate to call or text.

The festival season has pretty much come and gone. Chicago is moving into a beautiful fall. the weather is great. The venues are still a bit toned down. Clubs might not be as crowded but the music and musicians are still worth the trip. 

My signal chain up to the DAW is still all analog. Using the RME UFX is a pleasure as it has, along with a natural sound, so many options Plug n Alliance has a plethora of useful Plug-in options. Together mixing is so much more fun and easier.

A collection of favorite tunes is still in the works.  

If you need a guitar player text or call.

Let me know whats happening in your world ! .... Keep in touch.

A favorites or useful site or links page is still in the works.  

Want to to record -->  847-691-2260 --> schedule some time!






I have Fralin pickups on Strats, Telecasters and Gibsons. Fralin has also restored  a vintage late 30's Charlie Christian and both pickups on a 56 Tele, which fell apart due to age. All restored to their original sound and look. If your pickups aren't getting that sound that takes you over the top, If you want to take your guitar to another level or are looking for wiring diagrams, ideas for your project of main ax or to replace or restore a pickup check him out. Along with many friends I have been using these pickups for years. Give them  a try. I have a Fralin super low profile DeArmond type jazz pickup on a late thirties Epiphone Triumph which Doyle restored in the 80's which sounds great. 







Tom Doyle has been around for many years working in the background with many artists all of us have listened to. 

In the years that I played six nights a week on the same old guitar I never thought about if it would work or not. 

Back in those days we only brought one guitar to a gig(most of us only owned one guitar).

Thanks to Tom: decades of six nights a week, five sets a night plus daytime sessions and the usual tossing my guitar case in the trunk, back of a truck, checking it at the airport. I never had a humidifier, dehumidifier and rarely had a problem. I always got my guitar back from the shop better than new. 


Tom Doyle was Les's guitar builder, sound-man, engineer and confidant for almost fifty years.

Les Paul would spend many hours in Tom's shop in Dumont and Washington Township working on and playing new designs and prototypes or sometimes other peoples guitars. Guitars from Django Reinhardt's Maccaferri to guitars played by artists such as  George Benson, Bob  DeVos, Tommy Emanual, Sting, Bucky Pizzarelli, Al Caiola, Al Dimeola, Tony Mottola, Jimmy Page Steve Miller, Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Beck and hundreds of other artists and guitars passed through his shop. 

When Les passed he left his most personal items to Tom. Above is one of the guitars passed down to Tom.

I spent many hours in Tom Doyles shops over the years and still play the Gold Top 1969 Les Paul, 1934 Epiphone Triumph, 1956 Telecaster and my acoustic which on which he installed the low impedance pickup he designed. For more information on Tom and his products go to .

All of his work and products including his new line of Hum-bucking pickups are top notch..