Fredrik is a rock/fusion guitar player living in the south of Sweden. He works as a solo artist, session player, clinician and guitar teacher.
Fredrik got interested in the guitar after watching a Guns N' Roses live concert on Swedish television. A couple of days later his parents bought him his first electric guitar. The rest is history...
In 2011 Fredrik released his debut solo album "Silhouettes" which, according to many critics, was an innovative style of instrumental guitar music. It was followed up in 2017 by his second solo album entitled "Static Alteration".
During his time as a guitar player, Fredrik has played and worked with some well-renowned musicians such as: Ron "Bumblefoot Thal (ex. Guns N' Roses), Mattias IA Eklundh,
Brett Garsed, Dave Martone, Lalle Larsson etc.
His music and work has been mentioned on numerous websites and international magazines e.g Guitar Player Magazine,
Guitar Ink, Sweden Rock Magazine, Gitar Plus, Shred Academy, Axe Magazine etc.
Fredrik also works as a guitar instructor at JamPlay, one of the biggest online lesson sites in the world.
Fractal Audio Systems, DiMarzio Pickups/Cables & Hawk Picks
Quotes and reviews about Fredrik's music:
"You should hear this guy play! He is a Scandinavian
- Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex. Guns N' Roses, Sons of Apollo, Asia)
"Pihl's masterful technique is as scary as his wacky compositional chops. He frightens me!"
- Michael Molenda (Guitar Player magazine)
"Very impressive playing"
Jeff Scott Soto (ex. Yngwie Malmsteen, Talisman, Journey, Soto)
"I really like your album, great work my friend!"
- Glen Drover (ex. Megadeth, Testament)
"I just listened to your album. Sounds great! Nice job!"
- Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen)
"I checked out a few audio clips on your site... Sounds good, sounds different than everybody else out there."
- George Bellas
"In Focuz is a project that Fredrik Pihl does with another guitar player named Christian Johansson. These guys have a very good musical taste. A unique musicality with high quality fusion phrasing. They blend their way in soloing, and everyone can feel the emotion that went through it."
"Watch out for Freak out Fredrik!!!! Great ideas, tone and chops!"
- Dave Martone
"Fredrik Pihl has from my point a view, opened a breach in the quite closed world of instrumental guitar."
- Spirit of metal webzine
2019 - Fredrik Pihl - Hope (single)
2018 - Lakewood - Upcoming album (guest artist)
2017 - Fredrik Pihl - Static Alteration
2016 - Fredrik Pihl - Beyond my eyes (single)
2015 - Fredrik Pihl - The road home (single)
2014 - Fredrik Pihl - Nuances (single)
2014 - Encrypted Nomad - Guitar giggolo (guest artist)
2013 - Shred Freaks (compilation CD)
2012 - Fredrik Pihl - Cthulhu whisper (single)
2011 - Simon Hermansson - A funny confusion (guest artist)
2011 - Fredrik Pihl - Silhouettes
2011 - MMS trio - Med vänner (guest artist)
2010 - FSX - Sins (guest artist)
2006 - Freaky guitars - (tribute album for Mattias IA Eklundh w. various artists)
2004 - Indemnity - 16 hours of darkness (EP)