Matthew Grasso

“Matt plays with energy, confidence and amazing virtuosity”

Lawrence Ferrara
Concert Guitarist

“I think Matthew Grasso is one of the most original, distinctive and accomplished guitarists that I have ever heard. His technique, intensity, tonal palette, and concentration make his performances unique and unforgettable experiences”

Marc Teicholz
Concert Guitarist

“Guitarist Matthew Grasso playing Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” plunged into the difficult work, no holds barred, and with the musical sensitivity and skill that this three-part piece required. That is, exotic Spanish dance rhythms, liveliness, desperation, sorrow and reconciliation were all expressed. Grasso’s playing was astounding.”

Marilyn Mantay
Music Critic

"Guitarist Matthew Grasso plays with such extraordinary grace and beauty that his elegant music appears to be connected with a very deep, calm, meditative state of mind. Which is why I call him a magical musician and a musical magician!"

Brad Slocum
Program Director:
Music At Noon
Westminster Church
Sacramento, CA

Visit Matt's YouTube channel!

You don't want to miss the videos of Matt and friends performing that can be found on his YouTube channel, so head there and favorite it today!

Byers Extended 7-string for sale

Luthier: Greg Byers (2005)

Soundboard: spruce

Scale: 650mm

Price: Contact Matthew Grasso

The 7th-string has two extra frets pass the nut (730mm) and three extra frets on the high E-string (22-frets). There is an elevated fingerboard as well.

See Matt's Apocalypse Suite Performed

Please enjoy this video of the talented guitar quintet of Matthew Grasso, Matthew Foley, Harry Stoddard, George Cooper, and Robert Camilo performing the Apocalypse Suite.

The Suite's narrative: "Time is passing to reveal the truth of the Mayan Prophecy. Nibiru, Planet X, is approaching, not one soul wants to see the obvious. The apocalypse brings death and destruction; earthquakes and tsunamis dominate the Earth. Will any sentient beings survive? Through the darkness of humanity emerges a spiritual awakening."

CLICK HERE to watch!

Happy 7/7!

The high holy day of the seven strings has come and gone again. If you were able to join us at the Davis Art Center for our annual celebration, thank you! If you missed the show this time, the next 7/7 is less than a year away.

Settings In A Utopian World

Watch Matt perform Settings In A Utopian World on his 14-Note Octave guitar. The four movement suite uses the 'just intonation' system of tuning, bringing unusual and beautiful sonic textures to unfamiliar western listeners.

Past Present and Future Released!

Past Present and Future

The new album is here! Enjoy this collection of Matthew Grasso's original material and classical arrangements played on the Extended 7-string guitar. The 18-track, 77 minute long CD is avaliable exclusively from Matt. For the tracklist, please click here.

To order, call (530) 759-9071 or email Matt.

7-String Guitar Articles

Check out Matt's article, "Playing the Extended 7-String Classic Guitar". If you're unfamiliar with the 7-string and want to know more, this is a great place to start! Also, be sure to check out an article by luthier Gregory Byers on "Construction of an Extended 7-String Guitar" . Be sure not to miss out on these excellent resources.