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Marko Karhu

Marko Karhu from Finland is a renowned artist and session player - Marko also works with and demonstrates the amazing products offered by the "Mad Professor" Amplification Company. In addition to his demanding session work, Marko is also a contributing instructor for TrueFire and his tuitional courses are simply incredible. Marko Karhu is a


Marko has performed with many top Finnish artists since the mid '90s. His music styles are so varied and he also consistantly toured as a member of the Ben Granfelt Band.

Marko started playing guitar at the age of eleven. Shortly after  this he entered into a local conservatory in mid-Finland. At the age of 16, Marko then went into a music high school.

After high school, at the age of 19, Marko moved to Hollywood for over a year and attended The Musicians Institute. That year was a game-changer for him and he gravitated from being mainly a hard rock guitar player into a more of an all-round guitarist. His musical world truly opened up after hearing players like Michael Landau, Robben Ford, Scott Henderson, Steve Lukather, Mike Stern, John Schofield, etc playing live. Not to mention the wonderful teachers at GIT. While being in the USA he got more interested in blues, jazz, and funk too. Today he still loves a bluesy vibe in music and calls playing the blues a dear hobby.

Marko has always been a guitar gear lover and since 2012 he has also been a member of Mad Professor Amplification, a Finnish manufacturer for effects pedals and amps. You can visit Mad Professor´s Youtube channel and catch his skilful and versatile playing on product demo videos.We are honoured to be working with Marko and look forward to all the that our future collaboration will bring.

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