Manuel Fuentes

Guitarist/ Arranger/ Producer

30 Reviews (27 Verified)
Manuel Fuentes on SoundBetter

I'm a multidisciplinary guitarist and songwriter especialized in nylon guitar. I can do classical/flamenco arrangements into many styles like pop/rock, hip-hop, electronic, world music, chill... Years of experience in studio sessions and creating arrangements for many styles. Tell me about your project and I'll tell you what we can do!

Hi there, I’m a professional guitarist, composer and songwriter. I’ve been playing guitar and other string instruments almost 20 years.

I can do arrangements and play guitar solos in your songs. I’m specialized in nylon guitar, but I also can play electric and acoustic guitar and electric bass, if you need these sounds.

I also can compose the complete music for your lyrics and even I can produce many genres of music and and help you to structure your creations. Just tell me what do you want to get and I can propose many options to arrive to get your song sounds as you dream.

I can work quickly if you need your tracks as soon as posible! Even same day deliveries.

Don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your project in details.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

30 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jeffrey M.

    As always, Manuel was so great to work with! He delivered a beautiful arrangement of my song with an equally beautiful guitar performance. He is kind and easy to work with...which i really appreciate :) Thank you Manuel! Can't wait to work with you again.

  2. Review by Yoni E.

    The best!

  3. Review by Yoni E.

    simply the best!

  4. Review by Wladimir S.

    Manuel is fantastic.
    He replied in a second, record in two and send some quality material in 3! He completely understood what I needed and managed to achieve it very quickly.
    I fully recommend manuel !.

  5. Review by Dunn ".

    Our most recent project that we just completed, you you interpreted the lyric of that song with so much passion and heartfelt honest emotions with your guitar playing....."So beautiful it brought tears to my eyes." ......Dunn (AKA) D. Pat. II

  6. Review by Dunn ".

    Another Smoking Hot Bass Track! This boy is on fire.....A Amazing Talent!
    Thanks Manuel.......Dunn AKA D. Pat. II

  7. Review by Dunn ".

    This is my 3rd or 4th time working with Manuel. He always do an amazing and outstanding job, that's why I keep coming back......Thanks Manuel, glad to be working with you back to back.

  8. Review by Jeffrey M.

    This was such a great experience! Manuel brought so much talent and creativity to this song and made it better than I had hoped for. His arrangement and playing are so nuanced and brought emotion and tenderness to my song. I highly recommend Manuel and would be honored to work with him on any project I do. Thank you so much Manuel!

  9. Review by Marc S.

    Another great job with Manuel is done. The guy is on fire. He is such a good guitarist. The quality is always perfect. I will continue to work with him in the future.

  10. Review by Dunn ".

    This is my 2nd time working with Manuel and he is a brilliant musician/guitarist. Thanks so much for the beautiful Spanish guitar tracks, your arrangements and guitar playing sounds like angles from the heavens singing. Keep up the good work. You are an amazing talent!...Dunn

  11. Review by Dunn ".

    Thanks Manuel, your guitar track were excellent!....It is very beautiful. Your playing is very melodic..."each time I listen to your guitar playing it gives me goosebump!"
    I will love to work with you again. I have more projects with your name on it. .....Thanks.....:) D. Pat. II AKA- Dunn

  12. Review by Marc S.

    Another great job with Manuel. Absolutely recommended.

  13. Review by Pablo R.

    I asked Manuel for a few guitar stems for a new song I'm working on, and he sent me... a lot more ! He did an amazing job way beyond our expectations. He's great, very professional and so talented ! I highly recommend him :) <3

  14. Review by Jeffrey M.

    This was such a great experience, and I can’t say enough great things about Manuel! He was so kind, knowledgeable and easy to work with. My song turned out better than I even hoped… his guitar playing and beautiful arrangement brought magic to my song. Manuel is amazing and I will use him for all of my projects!

  15. Review by Marc S.

    It was a pleasure as always. This guy is on fire.

  16. Review by Marc S.

    Super musician, exceptionally good work, perfect communication. Always gladly again.

  17. Review by User 1.

    This is my first time working with Manuel and I already know I will be working with him a lot, in fact, I already have another song that I will need him for! Manuel is a true artist and professional. THANK YOU MANUEL!

  18. Review by Yoni E.

    Very very fire 🔥. Crushed for me

  19. Review by Michele Pintus
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    It was a pleasure collaborating with Manuel.
    First of all, a talented musician with an excellent taste for music.
    Then, very clear about what he expects for his song and easy to work with when it came to discussing feedback and details about the project I shared with him.
    Highly recommended!

  20. Review by David C.

    Excellent recordings, well within budget and quick delivery considering it was over the holidays. Manuel transcribed the part straight from the recording which saved a lot of prep time from my side. Highly recommend!

Interview with Manuel Fuentes

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: One project I'm particularly proud of is producing a single for an emerging artist that received significant radio airplay and positive reviews. My role involved arranging his song, overseeing the entire production process from recording to mixing and mastering, and it was immensely satisfying to see the final product resonate with the public.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Currently, I am working on the production of an EP for a singer-songwriter, producing my own songs and as a guitarist with several bands with whom I eventually tour.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yes, I know some talented musicians and producers on SoundBetter whom I would confidently recommend to clients seeking high-quality music services.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I embrace both analog and digital technologies, as each has its own strengths. Analog can offer warmth and character, while digital provides flexibility and convenience.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: My promise to clients is to always strive for excellence and to deliver a final product that exceeds their expectations.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I love feeling like I can make the song grow by contributing something from my studio. Also I love the creative freedom and the opportunity to collaborate with talented musicians to bring their artistic visions to life.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Clients often ask about my rates, delivery time and the type of arrangements I can make. My answers vary depending on the specific project and your individual needs.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: One common misconception is that music production is solely about technical expertise, when in reality it's also about creativity, intuition, and artistic vision.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: I typically ask about their musical references, the mood or emotion they want to convey in their music, and any specific preferences they have regarding instrumentation and production style.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Look for someone who not only has the technical skills but also understands your artistic vision and can bring it to life effectively.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: My acoustic nylon guitar, a versatile microphone, a laptop with recording software, headphones, and a solar-powered generator.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: 've been involved in music production for over a couple of decades, starting as a hobbyist before turning it into a full-time career. I've honed my skills meeting many other musicians and learning from them through years of experience, both in professional studios and through independent projects.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My style can be described as dynamic, expressive, and meticulously crafted, with a focus on capturing emotion and energy in every recording. Always looking for the perfect arrangement. :)

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I would love to work with someone like Jacob Collier because his way of seeing music must be exciting. I think it would be a tremendous learning experience.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Some important to me is to listen to the song and make it your own so you can find the best arrangement or focus on getting the best possible performance from yourself while recording, as this lays the foundation for a great final product.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I am versatile and comfortable working on a wide range of musical genres, including rock, pop, world music, jazz, and electronic music.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skill is my ability to capture the essence of a song and enhance it through skilled instrumentation and production.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I bring creativity, attention to detail, and a deep understanding of musical arrangement and production techniques to every song I work on.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: My typical work process involves first discussing the client's vision for the project, then recording and/or producing the necessary tracks, and finally refining them until it meets the client's expectations.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My studio setup includes high-quality microphones (neumann, AKG, Rode...) , a UA interface, some preamps, studio monitors Yamaha, and a variety of plugins and software instruments. I also have a collection of guitars, basses, and other instruments to suit different musical styles.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I am inspired by a wide range of musicians and producers, including legends like Hendrix, Paco de Lucía and Aretha Franklin, as well as contemporary artists like Sting, John Mayer and Jacob Collier.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: My most common type of work involves providing recordings of guitar and bass, as well as handling music production tasks. This includes everything from recording individual tracks to mixing and mastering full songs.

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I was the composer, producer, player of all instruments and mixing engineer in this production

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GenresSounds Like
  • Paco de Lucía
  • Sting
  • Gilberto Gil
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann KM-184 Stereo Set
  • AKG C414 XLII Stereo Set
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin X Duo
  • Cubase 11
  • Pro Tools Studio
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