Ron Bumblefoot Thal
Ron Bumblefoot Thal
Band: Bumblefoot / Guns and Roses / Asia / Sons Of Appolo
Vigier artist since: 1997

Known for being a musical UFO, Ron Thal is a talented artist. Gifted with an outstanding technique, this New-Yorker likes to share through music his eccentricity and joyfulness. He is NOT your typical Hendrix / Van Halen copycat. Through experiments and new techniques, he has proved capable of taking the guitar to the next level and opened the path for future generations. Ron likes to experiment, but also proves capable of singing catchy rock songs on his latest album “Normal”, which is both an accessible melodic rock album and a breathtaking exhibition of a varied guitar techniques palette. After being introduced to Axl Rose by Joe Satriani, he joined the Guns and Roses on tour. His remarkable live performance on “Nightrain” impressed the fans worldwide. Ron is also famous for playing on weird-looking guitars. Who else plays on a foot-shaped guitar? Or a drill-holed “Cheese” guitar? Bumblefoot is a real Vigier enthusiast, and his long-term collaboration coherently gave birth to a Signature Model, the Vigier BBF.

Discography

Guns N' Roses – Chinese Democracy (2008)
Bumblefoot – Abnormal (2008)
Bumblefoot – Normal (2005)
Bumblefoot – Forgotten Anthology (2003)
Bumblefoot – Uncool (2002)
Bumblefoot – 9.11 (2001)
Bumblefoot – Hands (1998)
Ron Thal – Hermit (1997)
Ron Thal – The Adventures of Bumblefoot (1995)

Instruments

Excalibur Custom Clear Black
Excalibur Surfreter Supra Antique Violin
BumbleFoot Custom
Swiss Cheese Guitar
Excalibur Bfoot
G.V. Rock
G.V. Wood
Double Bfoot

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Jean Beauvoir
Band: Crown Of Thorns
Vigier artist since: 1994

Guitarist from Chicago (United States) was composer and studio musician for artists such as NSYNC, Jong-hyun, Doro, Lionel Richie, Cameo, He is notably known for his hit of the year 1986 “Feel the Heat he is currently working in his solo project called Crown Of Thorns.

Discography

The Plasmatics – New Hope for the Wretched (1980)
The Plasmatics – Metal Priestess (1981)
The Plasmatics – Beyond the Valley of 1984 (1981)

Solo – Drums Along the Mohawk (1986)
Solo – “Feel The Heat” (1986 Lead track for Sylvester Stallone's COBRA film.)
Solo – “Missing The Young Days” (1986)
Solo – Jacknifed (Columbia Records, 1988)
Solo – “Gamblin' Man” (1988)
Solo – Rockin' in the Street (1996)
Solo – Bare to the Bones (2001)
Solo – “Here She Comes” (Title track for film “The Guilty” starring Bill Pullman)
Solo – “Monday”
Solo – Chameleon (2003)
Solo – “Merry Christmas To All of the World” (End title track for “CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS” film. 2004)
Solo – “Jean Beauvoir AKA Voodoo Man” “The Rhythm”
Solo – Rock Masterpieces Vol 1 (2017)
Solo – Rock Masterpieces Vol 2 (2017)

Crown of Thorns – Crown of Thorns (1993)
Crown of Thorns – Raw Thorns (demos from 1991 to 1994) (1994)
Crown of Thorns – 21 Thorns (1995)
Crown of Thorns – Breakthrough (1996)
Crown of Thorns – Lost Cathedral (1998)
Crown of Thorns – Destiny Unknown (2000)
Crown of Thorns – Karma (2002)
Crown of Thorns – Crown Jewels (greatest hits) (2004)
Crown of Thorns – Faith (2008)
Crown of Thorns – “Are You Ready” (Single)

Voodoo X – Vol. 1 The Awakening (1989)

Beauvoir-Free – American Trash” (2015)

Instruments

Excalibur Original
Excalibur Surfreter Special
G.V. Wood

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Erik Boon
Band: Gotcha!
Vigier artist since: 2012

Bass player of the Dutch Funk band “Gotcha!”

Instruments

Arpege 5 Custom

Pierre Bibault
Vigier artist since: 2011

French guitarist of classical and contemporary music, graduate professor of the Normal School of Music in Paris.

Instruments

Excalibur Custom
G.V. Wood

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Mike Brignardello

Studio bass player from Nashville, having played with Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Emerson Hart, Amy Grant, Tim McGraw, Peter Cetera, Brooks & Dunn, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Instruments

Arpege 5

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Chris Buono
Chris Buono
Vigier artist since: 2013

Chris Buono makes music with a guitar and lots of pedals. As a leader Chris heads the genre-bending organ trio cB3 featuring Ben Stivers and Tobias Ralph. Chris is the founder and co-writer for the progressive math funk project RedRightReturn that includes Tippan Phasuk, Justin Stanton, Evan Marien and Alex Silvergold. Both cB3 and RedRightReturn are releasing debut albums in late 2019/early 2020. Chris also plays with cult legends, James Chance & The Contortions.

As a sideman and/or guest soloist Chris Buono has performed and/or recorded with Dweezil Zappa, Snarky Puppy, Bumblefoot, Karsh Kale, Graham Haynes, David Fiuczynski, Oz Noy, Keith Carlock, Rodney Holmes, Steve Jenkins, Tony Grey, Dave Martone, Sophia Ramos, Dopapod, Consider the Source, Kung Fu, Jazz is PHSH and many more.

As an educator Chris has taught guitarists from all over the world through Berklee College of Music, TrueFire, Guitar Player, Guitar One, Just Jazz Guitar, Hal Leonard, Alfred, Course Technology & Guitarinstructor.com among others. Chris Buono is responsible for 40 TrueFire courses including the celebrated Guitar Gym series, eight instructional books on guitar and music technology and nearly 50 guitar magazine articles.

Instruments

Excalibur Special
Excalibur Surfreter Supra

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Julien Bommeleyn
Julien Bommeleyn
Band: Eclipsica
Vigier artist since: 2018

Julien Bommeleyn is a French guitarist living in Los Angeles. Julien has been playing guitar and touring with several bands over the last 10 years and has proudly used Vigier guitars throughout his music career. He is the lead guitar player for the Los Angeles based rock/metal band Eclipsica.

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Buckethead
Buckethead
Band: Buckethead, Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, Guns n' Roses, Praxis

Buckethead is best known for his truly unique voice on guitar, but what a lot of fans don't know until they see him perform is that he is an absolute MONSTER on bass as well.

Instruments

Excess 4 String

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