Chris Tsangarides


«My first outing on guitar and production was when I was recording Gary Moore’s classic track Parisienne Walkways… He showed me some chords and licks and the only guitar we had was the guitar he’d got from Peter Green – and that was essentially what I learned to play on. So I knew that guitar pretty well. The Vintage Lemon Drop is an incredible instrument, at a price that won’t break the bank!”

Chris Tsangarides, the award winning producer who has worked with stellar rock and metal artists like Gary Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Mountain, Ian Gillan, Judas Priest and Thin Lizzy.

Chris, whose recordings have reached millions of music fans over the decades, first came into contact with Vintage when artists he was producing started bringing them to the studio. He says: «I first became aware of Vintage guitars due to the Wilkinson pickups they use. I have a band on my label called Snakewater, and Bobby the guitar player came in with a Vintage Icon V100MRJBM model, it really surprised me that such an affordable instrument sounded so great!» So impressed with what he was hearing, Chris went out and bought himself a Vintage ReIssued V60TA to use with his own band Exmore (which also comprises ex-members of the the New Wave of British Heavy Metal outfit More).

Chris worked with the Quireboys on their new album, where he got to try out guitarist – and Vintage endorser – Paul Guerin’s Vintage Icon V52MRBS and V100MRPGM Lemon Drop guitars.

«The sounds we are achieving with the V52MRBS and Lemon Drop on the new Quireboys record are totally stunning,” he says. “Just wait till you hear it!»

Vintage ICON V52MRBS
Vintage ICON ‘Lemon Drop’ V100MRPGM
Vintage Reissued V60TA