Zé Vito

Brazilian Studio Guitarist

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Highly professional guitarist from Brazil.

I'm a guitar player with big experience in Afrobeat and African music in general, Funk, Soul, Rock, Bossa Nova and Samba.
I provide high quality acoustic and electric guitar recordings with that big sound that you expect. Big experience with rhythm guitars.

My set of guitars is:

- Greco 77 Stratocaster
- Gibson 335
- Gibson Sg
- Hofner Galaxie 64
- Giannini Diamond semi hollow
- Di Giorgio 1963 (João Gilberto acoustic guitar)

Also, worked with big artists from Brazil and Africa like Jards Macalé, Luiz Melodia, Anselmo Ralph, Céu, Otto, Mallu Magalhães, Fafá de Belém, Tony Allen and Oghene Kologbo. I have a lot of experience with African music too.

I have a lot of experience with recordings, mixing and producing, and will help you to make your project better.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.


  • English
  • Portuguese

Interview with Zé Vito

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

  2. A: A sound Track for a french movie and 2 different artists that I'm producing.

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

  4. A: I hope you enjoy work with music as I enjoy

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

  6. A: Gibson 335, UAD Apollo Twin, Fender Blues Jr, Tube Screamer and Empress Tape Delay

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

  8. A: I've been a professional guitarist for 20 years. Started with small bands until move to Rio and start to play with big artists. I'm living in Rio and Lisbon, so I'm working in the European scene too.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: Its very difficult because I'm very versatile. I can be a very pop guitarist but also a world music musician too. I appreciate having a good guitar sound.

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

  12. A: I wish I work with QuestLove and Pino Paladino sometime! The are the best groove duo for me.

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

  14. A: Listen and understand where are the spaces for you on the song. We need to know where to play and when give the music the space that is needed to doing nothing

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

  16. A: Pop, Funk and Soul, Afrobeat and African music in general, Blues, Rock. I recorded a lot of Samba and Bossa Nova too.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: I thing I'm very good with my right hand and I have a great groove. Also, I'm good to get a beautiful sound from different times of guitars, from acoustic to electric. I worked a lot with African musicians so I learn from them a beautiful way to play and think. Groove is everything. But I like to create solos and improvise too.

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

  20. A: What the song needs. I'm always working for the music. Sometimes, one single note is what the song needs

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

  22. A: The first thing is listen carefully what the client wants and expect from you. Then I understand what the music needs and start to record. Usually I'm fast and I like to record a lot of options.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I have an UAD Apollo Twin and two Fenders Amplifiers and lot of vintage guitars and pedals. Good microphones as well.

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

  26. A: I like the sound of John Mayer's guitar, but I love the old blues from Freddie King. I love the clean sound from João Gilberto on nylon guitar and the grooves that you can do with that instrument.

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

  28. A: Recording guitars for very different projects. I'm very experienced in funk and soul music, pop music, rock, African music and of course Brazilian music. If you are looking for a versatile guitarist, able to record from nylon acoustic guitar with Bossa Nova feeling to Rock, passing thru African music, that's me.

Terms Of Service

For me, the most important thing is your music reach the best point for you, so we can do some revisions with no problem

GenresSounds Like
  • John Mayer
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • João Gilberto
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin
  • Gibson 335
  • Gibson SG
  • Greco Stratocaster 1977
  • Hofner Galaxie 1964
  • Giannini Diamond 1980
  • Di Giorgio 1963 (João Gilberto's acoustic guitar)
  • Marshall
  • Fender Blues Junior
  • Shure SM57
  • Rode NT2-A
  • Electrovoice RE 20
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SoundBetter Deal

As I'm new on SoundBetter, I'm offering 2 guitar sessions for free, for 3 different clients.