“If you have a semi-hollow with a tube amp and overdrive pedal, and you set it all up correctly, you can get your guitar to ring out forever”: Melanie Faye is bringing a new voice to virtuosic neo-soul guitar – and her own signature chord

D'Angelico Deluxe DC Melanie Faye
(Image credit: D'Angelico)

As one of the rising stars of the neo-soul movement, having amassed hundreds of thousands of followers across her social media channels thanks to her exquisite fingerstyle skills and rhythmic embellished chords, Melanie Faye is a name we suspect everyone will be hearing more and more over the coming years. 

Right now, she’s busy launching her debut signature guitar with D’Angelico, a semi-hollow limited to just 50 pieces worldwide and available only in a custom Metallic Surf Green.

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).