I am a Swedish guitar player with approx. 30 years of playing experience. I work as a solo artist, live performer, session player, gear reviewer and guitar teacher.
During my playing years I have played and worked with artists such as: Brett Garsed, Ron Bumblefoot Thal (Guns N' Roses, Asia), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Lalle Larsson, Danny Burton, FSX, Dave Martone, Lakewood etc.
I teach guitar on a weekly basis at JamPlay.com (one of the biggest online guitar instructional sites). I play in the progressive rock/fusion band M3, currently writing material for our first album. I also do studio session work in collaboration with AirGigs.com.
In October 2021 I played at the big online Fireside Guitar Festival alongside players such as Andy Timmons, Paul Gilbert, Jennifer Batten and Alex Skolnick.
Furthermore I have also a big network and following on various social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook etc.
I have two solo albums out (Silhouetts -2011 and
Static Alteration -2017).
Endorsing: Fractal Audio, DiMarzio, Wamler pedals,
Two Notes audio engineering and Swiss Picks exclusively.
My work has been mentioned in various magazines and websites such as: Guitar Player magazine, Gitaar Plus, Truth in Shredding, Sweden Rock magazine, Axe Magazine etc.
Winter - Fire Rider - 2022
Keith Mitchell - Chew Toys - 2022
Danny Burton - Night and Day - 2021
Winter - Pale Horse - 2021
M3 - Breathe (single) - 2021
Fredrik Pihl - Vertigo (single) -2019
Fredrik Pihl - Crimson Skies (single) - 2018
Fredrik Pihl - Static Alteration - 2017
Fredrik Pihl - Beyond my eyes (single) - 2016
Various artists - Shred Freak (Compilation CD) - 2013
Fredrik Pihl - Silhouettes - 2011
Martin Sjöstrand trio - Med vänner - 2011
FSX - Sins - 2010
"You should hear this guy play! He is a Scandinavian
- Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Sons of Apollo, Asia, Guns N' Roses)
"Pihl's masterful technique is as scary as his wacky compositional chops. He frightens me!"
- Michael Molenda (Guitar Player magazine)
- Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Sons of Apollo)
"Very impressive playing!"
- Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Soto)
"Fredrik Pihl has from my point a view, opened a breach in the quite closed world of instrumental guitar."
- Spirit of metal webzine