Testimonials

“Chris Bandusky is a true talent and class act. He's a very versatile player, with a great ear for music. It's always refreshing playing with artists like him that lock in with me perfectly”
Dan Johnson Touring drummer for RED, Love & Death (feat. Head from Korn) & Session Musician
“Chris Bandusky is a completely cool guy with an easy going down to earth personality, and a smile that will light up the room. He is also a smoking hot gunslinger on the guitar!! Once he gets his hands on that guitar neck, all hell will break loose and he will take no prisoners. Like the fastest draw in the West, Chris will rip through those songs like no one else can. Watch out world, there is a new guitar sheriff in town.”
Scotty Johnson Guitarist for The Gin Blossoms & Session Musician
“With the chops of an experienced touring/studio musician, patience of a teacher, and just a cool dude to hang with, Chris Bandusky is the real deal! He is a great addition to any band. Proud to say I can call Chris a friend!  ”
Jason Hardin Touring Bassist for The Fray & Session Musician
“I met Chris in March of 2015 when Laura Walsh, one of the artists Chris plays guitar for, opened up for Randy Houser at Arizona Bike Week. Chris really caught my ear that day, not only with his tasty guitar work, but because Chris has it all going on. He's not just a great guitar player who obviously prides himself on having amazing tone, but he also has that rare ability to fit his guitar work into every song no matter what the genre requires. After watching Chris work the stage, it became obvious to me that he's not just confident and comfortable, but he has that distinct ability of adding those shinning musical moments throughout each and every song without taking anything away from the artist. Far and above everything else, Chris is a super nice guy, kind, respectful and well connected in his surroundings. Throughout my Furious Slides journey, I am very fortunate to have become associated with and endorsed by so many great guitar players from well known bands. I am honored that Chris is now apart of that team and growing list of great Furious Slides artists.  ”
Charles Faucher Owner at Furious Slides, Endorses Guitar Players from: Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Sara Evans, Randy Houser, Wynonna, Lyle Lovett, and more. Find more info @ www.FuriousSlides.com
“Chris is a fantastic guitar player! His great attitude and friendly personality are only out shined by his great tone and perfect note choice. He is a pleasure to work with and I would feel confident recommending him for any project that is in need of a great guitar player who knows where the pocket is.”
Mike Bolenbach Production and Stage Manager for Alice Cooper, Owner of Full Well Recording Studio in Phoenix AZ.
“I have known Chris for quite some time and from early on he had a passion and drive to play music.  Chris now teaches for me at Scottsdale Music Academy and has all of the traits and qualifications I look for in a great musician/instructor.  Chris not only has a passion for playing music but teaching it as well, and brings to the table a good balance of traditional education with practical application to his students.  As a player, Chris has pro level chops and a good head on his shoulders to also deal with the business of music.  He is a good solid honest person and I would highly recommend him to anyone!”
John Davis Owner at The Scottsdale Music Academy, Former touring guitarist for: F5 (featuring Dave Ellefson from Megadeth).
“Chris is the real deal with the ability to fit in with any musical situation. He has guitar skills to die for, plus we love his tone!”
Brian Kushner Artist Relations @ Bad Cat Amps
“I had the pleasure of playing on a session alongside Chris at Dark Horse Recording Studios in Franklin TN. He was well prepared, original in his parts, and good-natured throughout the whole day! I would not hesitate to recommend him!”
Toby Friesen Touring guitarist for Jeremy Camp & Session Musician
“When I think of a professional musician, I think of the 3 T's: Talent, Taste, and Tone. Chris Bandusky possesses all of these and so much more. He has a gear collection to die for, he plays to serve the song, and is just an all around good dude. I'd highly recommend Chris for any gig, and know that he'd kill it!”
Cole Phillips Touring guitarist for Colt Ford & Session Musician
“Few players have a passion for the guitar and music to the extent that Chris does.  This, and the fact that he's just a great guy, really set him apart.  His technical ability, versatility and musicality are on par with the best in the business.  He is a joy to play with and be around!”
Patrick Stevens Touring guitarist for Will Hoge, Brantley Gilbert, & Session Musician
“These days it’s often hard to come by musicians who are skillful and passionate both on and off the stage, but Chris is the exception. He is creatively versatile, and always displays a strong sense of integrity and character. I’ve known Chris Bandusky for years. Not only does he portray all of these important characteristics, but he continues to excel at what he does best. You can’t go wrong with having Chris Bandusky on your crew.”
Noah Henson Producer/Session Guitarist/Touring Guitarist for: Brantley Gilbert & Pillar
“Chris is an all-areas great musician.Punctual with call times, a team player, and top notch gear. A chameleon of multiple styles, and my friend!”
Trey Hill Session Guitarist/Touring Guitarist for: Big & Rich, Jessica Simpson, Kellie Pickler, Jana Kramer & Nashville/LA sessions
“Chris is an awesome guy with great guitar chops! Honestly, he is a musical genius with chops for days. He is an all around cool cat, with world class abilities. Chris is a special player who can add flavor to any artist’s sound. I wish I could be more like him ;)”
Paul David Session Guitarist/Touring Guitarist for: Mandisa, CeCe Winans, Rachael Lampa, Crystal Lewis, Sister Sledge, The Katinas
“Chris is a great player who always has the right tone for the song. He plays with sincere emotion and a well developed sense of melody. I would highly recommend him for any Rock/Pop or Country/Blues musical endeavor.”
Dave Baker Session Guitarist/Touring Guitarist for: Kellie Pickler
“I first got to know Chris approx. 9 years ago when our band (Trik Turner) was searching for a new lead guitar player. At this current point in time we were a National Act signed to RCA Records and had a few singles hit the Top 5 of the Billboard Charts. Trik Turner had international exposure being released in 26 different countries and touring with bands from Linkin Park, POD, Wutang Clan, Drowning Pool, Coal Chamber etc…. At the time of our auditions he was very young but we saw talent and drive that we respected. After several auditions we knew the search was over and hired Chris on as our new lead guitar player. I was able to perform, write, tour and record with Chris for over a 4 year time period. Chris Is my #1 go to weapon of mass destruction for a guitar player on recording projects, which includes Major artists and labels that I produce for. He can play any style of music very well, and he does not discriminate even if he doesn’t like a tune (haha). The growth that came out of him as a player and a person was awesome to witness. We always knew he was a great talent but he was able to take his craft to an entire new level. Now I have the privilege to know Chris as a great friend and it always amazes me to watch his talent as a guitar player. He is a true class act not only with his skill, but also the way he carries himself as a person. I would highly recommend him to any artist looking for a solid professional guitarist.”
Sean Garden Producer/Engineer/Ghost Writer/Session Drummer/Touring Drummer for former RCA Records Recording Artists: Trik Turner
“Chris has been a great addition to our artist endorsement team. He is a super nice guy, and always great to chat with. His love of music definitely shows in his playing. The guy's got skill!”
Tony Lott Endorsements/Sales @ Cusack Music
“We are proud to have Chris be part of our endorsement program. He is very professional and represents our product in every way we have requested and more. We hope to work with him for years to come! And of course he plays the guitar awesomely!”
Amber Dell Endorsements/Sales @ Steve Clayton Guitar Picks USA Inc
“Currently, I am working on a new recording project. And, currently, I am literally working this session around Chris Bandusky's availability. With a city like Nashville, TN., a.k.a. "Music City", inundated with amazing, professional guitarists, why am I doing everything I can, to work with Chris?Chris Bandusky is a God-gifted phenomenal guitar player, and therein, lies my reasoning. Chris, is well aware that his six-stringed, shredding capabilities, come from the Man upstairs. And with Chris's heart to give glory to God for his talent, and with his talent, comes sincere humility.I've been waiting for a few years, to be able to bring Chris on board with a musical project. No sooner had this current project crossed my path, that my finger's reached for my iPhone to dial Chris's number.Professionalism. Talented. Gifted. Hard-Working. Humility. These are the qualities that are continuing to catapult Chris Bandusky, as one of the world's most sought after guitarists. These are the qualities which will continue to make Chris Bandusky, stay at the top of my list, for present and upcoming musical ventures.”
J.T. Estrada Executive Musical Producer/Nashville TN
“I have known Chris for a while now and I am always amazed by his talent. When our paths cross, I am always reminded that I still have some work to do as a Guitarist. Chris has got to be one of the most dedicated, gifted and level headed guitar players I know. Chris is a very versatile player in all aspects of the music biz. He is an all around great session player and master of many musical genres. I always enjoy the opportunity to pick 6 with Chris.”
Darin Mahoney Professional Guitarist, Luthier & Owner at Mahoney Guitars * Artist at Heartdance Records * Winner of the 2013 OWM World Music Award for Best Album named: Transformation with Artist Sherry Finzer. * Member of the Winchester Mystery Trailor.
“Chris Bandusky is an excellent guitarist in his abilities, sound, look and personality. I first met him in 2004 when he started studying with me. Already a VERY accomplished player, it was no surprise to me that other Professionals found his talents quite useful and so he went on his way. His accomplishments and personal character speak for themselves. High quality throughout!!!!”
Jason Southard Session Guitarist/Instructor/Audio Engineer & Producer. * 2000 Winner of the Worldwide Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Competition * 2003 Graduate of Musician's Institute Hollywood, Ca. Scholarship Award Program * 2000-2011 Lead Guitarist, band leader & vocalist, MD. * 2009-2011 Lead Guitarist for Christian Kane (Sony, EMI publishing, Bigger Picture Group) * 2010 The Record Works LLC. Recording Studio