Dan Patlansky: “I’ve hemorrhaged money on fuzzes. I probably could have retired on the money I’ve spent on them”

Dan Patlansky
(Image credit: Johan Coetsee)

It’s set to be a busy 2022 for South African electric guitar titan Dan Patlansky, who returns this year with Shelter Of Bones – his first album since 2018’s Perfection Kills, and an effort that's been in the making since 2019.

A blues-rock aficionado at heart, Patlansky’s go-to six-string selection is typical of his genre: a Fender Stratocaster. It’s an unwavering relationship that began when he was just 13, and one that continues to this very day. From a ‘62 Strat to a Jason Smith Fender Masterbuilt, Patlansky’s picks throughout his career have been almost exclusively Fender.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

David Mead

With over 30 years’ experience writing for guitar magazines, including at one time occupying the role of editor for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, David is also the best-selling author of a number of guitar books for Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales, Mel Bay and Hal Leonard. As a player he has performed with blues sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith, played rock ’n’ roll in Marty Wilde’s band, duetted with Martin Taylor and taken part in charity gigs backing Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden and Robbie McIntosh, among others. An avid composer of acoustic guitar instrumentals, he has released two acclaimed albums, Nocturnal and Arboretum.