This page features links to John's friends and associates. You'll find links to guitar makers, picks and pickups, amplifiers, publishers, associations that John belongs to, and vendors that John uses.
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John is proud to play and endorse the 'John Standefer Signature Model' Bertoncini guitar as his flagship instrument. This innovative guitar was primarily designed by John and then engineered and hand built by fellow Washington resident Dave Bertoncini.
John enthusiastically endorses the classical and resonator guitars of Paul McGill.
|LR Baggs Pickups
John and Lloyd Baggs have been friends and associates for 25 years. Last year John became a beta tester for LR Baggs new Anthem pickup system and has since become a spokesperson for its 2010 unveiling to the public. Click here to hear 4 tracks of John demonstrating the Anthem at the Baggs website. This is the pickup system that is used exclusively in the new 'John Standefer Signature Model' Bertoncini guitar. John also highly recommends Baggs preamps and amplifiers.
|Fred Kelly's Picks
John uses Fred Kelly thumbpicks exclusively. They are great picks, but a bit tough to find in stores - plus it's just about impossible to see the whole line of picks that Fred offers. As a result, John's favorite picks will soon be offered for sale here on this website.
John has used Ultrasound amps for many years and they are still his favorite mid-priced acoustic amplifier.
John writes the guitar columns for this bi-monthly magazine.
For 15 years now John has written the guitar columns for Christian Musician Magazine. These columns have now been developed into a 52 week video series (Praise Guitar Lessons) with select clips playing in rotation for free on CCLI TV. Visit www.ccli.com and check it out.
John's books are printed and distributed by Mel Bay.
|Christian Musician Summit
John performs and teaches at this anual gathering of Christian musicians. The CMS brings together lead worshipers, musicians and technicians of all levels to improve their skill and inspire their talent.
Atkins Appreciation Society
John teaches and performs yearly at the CAAS convention in Nashville to honor his mentor, Chet Atkins.
When John finishes the recording stage of a new CD project it goes directly to Kevin Nettleingham for mixing, mastering and replication. Kevin has some of the best in ears and skilled hands in the business. He has recently added a world class recording studio to the facility, so it is now a full service musicians paradise.
|J.B. Lindsay Designs
Much of John's graphic work is done by good friend and fellow Christian guitar enthusiast, Jeff Lindsay.
The design, maintenance and hosting for John's website is done by his friend and fan Steve Carr of Etherjazz Internet Services.