Ace is a professional guitarist and teacher, originally from the Bay Area and now living in the Portland area. He plays a wide range of songs, from jazz to popular, and everything in between -  mostly his own arrangements. Ace currently plays local private events and popular local venues.

Through the years, Ace has been mentored by some of the best guitarists like world-renowned Tuck Andress and Jim Nichols as well as Nashville guitarist  Pete Huttlinger with whom he recorded his first CD “Coastin’”.

He has performed at different guitar gatherings such as the CAAS (Chet Atkins Appreciation Society) in Nashville, Healdsburg Guitar Festival in No. California, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) in So. California, and others.

Ace has contributed to the Collings Guitars Forum one-on-one and close-up interviews of different artists and other popular names in the acoustic guitar world such as Laurence Juber and Pete Huttlinger. These are available for reading on this site.

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