Oscar Mendez is a guitarist from Colombia who finished his debut album Lone Spirit this year. His music has a smooth easy-going feel to it with a great sense of melody.
Main influence: During my musical formation I was always open to any genres, in order to get everything that was interesting and original out of it. I have a long list of masters who have influenced me, like Tommy Emmanuel, Don Ross, Greg Howe, Yngwie Malmsteem, Jason Becker and Steve Vai. They all inspired me in a big way.
Guitars/equipment: Nowadays a play with a very simple and practical setup which still allows me to play with a good sound in public. I use a Takamine Ef 341 Sc and play it through a Bose L1.
Preferred tunings: I’m very traditional with tunings, but the ones I use most are drop-D, open-G and standard tuning.
If you could have everybody listen to one track you’ve recorded, which one would it be? Check out my song “Lights in the Sky”, track 7 from my album Lone Spirit.