Emilio Lanza

Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist

94 Reviews (82 Verified)
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!!! HOT NEWS: Ed Sheeran shared my guitar cover of his upcoming single "Bad Habits" on his IG stories!!! Hello there! My name is Emilio from Italy. I'm a Lakewood-Guitars Artist, Acoustic Percussive Fingerstyle Guitar Player, Engineer and Songwriter with over 1M Spotify&YT Streams. Apple Certified Pro (Logic Pro X 10.4). SB deal at the bottom :)

My name is Emilio, and I was born in Italy in 1987.
I graduated with a university degree in engineering, but I just can't live without music.
Music really is my life.

My approach is to listen to songs again and again, practising and arranging them by ear.
I gained my experience and expertise both from the Internet and the street: I love going busking as well!

I love arranging pop/acoustic music on my acoustic guitar and I use my percussive fingerstyle technique for this.

I've always been self-taught, picking something up from my cousin, my brother and friends, and above all watching as many videos as I can of the world’s greatest guitarists.

I started learning the piano when I was ten years old, and I did that for just two years.
Then, in 2004, when I was 16, I tried the electric guitar of a friend of mine, and that was it! I fell in love with the guitar.
So I took a few Jazz Guitar lessons .

In June 2015, I started studying Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar with USA guitarist and teacher Adam Rafferty.

Lakewood-Guitars artist Certified Apple Pro with Logic Pro X 10.4 Music Production Software.
This has really helped me with the creative process.

I will learn and feel your song as if it were mine and can also produce your backing from scratch.

What more can I say? I just hope you enjoy my stuff.

Music Makes Me Breathe.

Bye all :)

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.


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    94 Reviews - 16 Repeat Clients

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    1. Review by ashleyimusic1

      Another excellent job done by Emilio, I've worked with him on 2 song and both have been fantastic, would totally recommend!

    2. Review by ashleyimusic1

      Emilio did an excellent job remaking my production to a guitar arrangement. He listened to my request and exceeded expectations for the track. The track has energy and is dynamic and fun to listen too. I also played the track for my coworkers and several of them loved it. No regrets I would totally work with Emilio again! Excellent job!

    3. Review by Stefano Formato | 4mat0
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      Emilio is a star of sound better! Working with him is always a pleasure! He is fully competent and super recommended!

    4. Review by GËKKØ
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      Talented writer and singer!

    5. Review by GËKKØ
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      It was a pleasure working with Emilio!

    6. Review by GËKKØ
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      Talented writer, singer, guitar player and overall amazing collaborator!

    7. Review by Angelo Iossa
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      Emilio is a rare gentlemen among the music professionals in the business. a gem really.
      It's easy to work with someone who loves your voice, but this time I feel we have done a super satisfying vocal production. Progress!

    8. Review by GËKKØ
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      It was a pleasure working with Emilio! Talented, polite, communicative and professional!

    9. Review by Makon C.

      Emilio is a very creative artist. He exceeded my expectations, the experience was definitely worth it. I highly recommend him!

    10. Review by Emmalisa T.

      EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS!!!!! Exactly what I wanted. He delivered well and even earlier than expected, It made me cry that he was able to bring his talent of music to lyrics that I had and the chords that I wanted. BRILLIANT!!!!!! I cannot thank him enough.

    11. Review by Logan N.

      Emilio guitar's mesmerising. I just jaw dropped at his beautiful guitar. Thank so so much.

    12. Review by Andre A.

      Always a pleasure working with Emilio, he keeps getting better and better every time I work with him. His attention to detail always brings the best out of the music -- an amazing collaborator.

    13. Review by Andre A.

      Emilio always brings my vision to life. He always provides an amazing service with his various guitar tracks and gives you more than enough options to help you curate the sound you're looking for. I've worked with Emilio several times and will continue to do so!

    14. Review by Marina
      by Marina

      Always a pleasure working with Emilio. He’s an incredible musician and collaborator that goes above and beyond for every project. Highly recommended.

    15. Review by Atif Afzal

      Emilio is an extremely talented musician and a wonderful person. We have worked together on many songs and it's always an amazing experience!

    16. Review by Marina
      by Marina

      Emilio has been, and continues to be, an incredible fingerstyle guitarist. He's easy to share ideas with, gives genuine feedback, and is always friendly and professional. He also goes above and beyond to make sure the final track is the best it can be. Highly recommended!

    17. Review by Kate L.

      Emilio is one of the best fingerstyle guitarists I have worked with. He is very professional and patient with the revisions I asked for. In addition, he could deliver everything in a timely manner. I was the biggest bottleneck in the entire process. However, when I have more other songs, I would definitely go back to Emilio. Thanks!

    18. Review by Logan N.

      Emilio always spend alot of time on my song, making sure they sounded fantastic. Emilio is so passionate, his arrangements are modern and his guitar embellished the emotion in my song, making it sounds fresh and radio quality. I highly recommend Emilio to all that needing a pro guitar for their song.

    19. Review by Atif Afzal

      Emilio is amazing at what he does!! I am always excited to work with him. Apart from being an amazing musician, he is also a great person, very kind and professional.

    20. Review by Atif Afzal

      Always a pleasure working with a talented musician like Emilio. Great work done and very thoughtful creative inputs too. Thanks!!

    Interview with Emilio Lanza

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

    2. A: Stefano Formato, my local/online Mixing&Mastering Engineer / Producer :)

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

    4. A: My new original song. I'm studying hard to compose, play, sing, arrange and producing it :) The title is: "Something Better", and I hope to show you soon. I’m also proud of my YouTube channel and my collaborations. You can find the playlist on my channel.

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

    6. A: I’ve just earned my first Logic Pro X 10.4 certification and I’m working on my next original song...

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

    8. A: Professionality and quality and make them happy :)

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

    10. A: What is my turnaround... Usually 1-2 weeks per song, but I set 1 month to be sure.

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

    12. A: Many people don’t realize how hard could be recording acoustic guitar

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

    14. A: Deadline, lyrics of the songs to learn them better, demo tracks and what kind of arrangement they need.

    15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

    16. A: Both. Nowadays we record into DAW our analog sounds.

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

    18. A: Creativity and Freedom

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

    20. A: Thrust your feelings and ears

    21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

    22. A: -Studio setup: Acoustic Guitar Lakewood A32-CP, Strings Lowden or Elixir Phosphor Bronze 11/52, Audio Interface: RME BABYFACE Pro - Controller MIDI: M-AUDIO Hammer 88 - Monitors: Focal Alpha 50 -Live Setup: Loop Station: BOSS RC-30 Acoustic Amp: AcusOne For Street

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

    24. A: 2years piano 15 years guitar YouTube covers and original songs

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

    26. A: Ed Sheeran because he’s genuine

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

    28. A: Listen the sample. Writing the chords, lyrics and the structure and practicing till I’m happy about the result.

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

    30. A: Acoustic Guitar Recording + Virtual MIDI Instrument main tracks (bassline, piano, strings, virtual drum, etc...)

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

    32. A: Acoustic guitar iPad Strings Sheet Pen

    33. Q: How would you describe your style?

    34. A: Original

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

    36. A: Passion

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

    38. A: Acoustic Pop, Fingerstyle and Folk/Singer-Songwriter

    39. Q: What's your strongest skill?

    40. A: Taste Acoustic Fingerstyle

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

    42. A: Feel and groove

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

    44. A: Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adam Rafferty, Mike Dawes

    Emilio Lanza - Australia (feat. Sara Vanderwert)

    I was the Singer-SongWriter, Composer, Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist in this production

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      Emilio Lanza - Australia (feat. Sara Vanderwert)
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      Various Artist - !LIVE! Cover (My Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Showreel)
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      Stevie Wonder - Superstition
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      Stevie Wonder - Part Time Lover
    Terms Of Service

    I'll put my heart on your music until we're happy!
    1 free minor revision included.
    Avg delivery: 4 weeks (I'm available on SB mostly during w.e.)
    Please note: average price is meant as NET profit!

    GenresSounds Like
    • Ed Sheeran
    • Adam Rafferty
    • John Mayer
    Gear Highlights
    • Acoustic Guitar Lakewood A32-CP
    • Guitalele (6 strings ukulele)
    • Lewitt LCT 441 FLEX
    • Radial engineering J48 Active Direct Box
    • Hammer 88
    • Focal Alpha 50
    • Logic Pro X 10.4
    • iMac
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    SoundBetter Deal

    All my repeat clients (minimum 2 completed jobs) will get two songs we've been working on together, added for one month to my Unofficial Sound Better Spotify Playlist! (see the link in the NEWS below)

    • I met James Bay who shared my cover of "Save Your Love".Dec 10, 2022

      James Bay sharing my cover


      James Bay signing my guitar after the soundcheck meet and greet in Milan


    • SoundBetter Portfolio - Unofficial Playlist [SMARTLINK]Oct 19, 2021

      I've just created this super handy SmartLink with some of the Acoustic Guitar Recordings I completed on SoundBetter.
      The songs include my Acoustic Guitar Recordings for some of my SoundBetter clients.
      Here is the SmartLink:


    • Ed Sheeran shared my guitar cover of his upcoming single "Bad Habits" on his IG stories!Jun 16, 2021

      Last Saturday night my smartphone went crazy!

      Here is why...

      I did a cover of Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits".

      One hour later my video was on his official IG profile stories.


      IG video:

      (40k views and 8k likes in 24h, 1k saves and 250+ new followers)





      I'm glad to announce that I'm now part of the Lakewood Guitars and ARAMINI Artists:

      Find all the links on my linktree:


    • Read this nice write up about my new single "It Wasn't True"Sep 11, 2020

      Thank you Christopher Smith for this beautiful write up for the music blog "Talk About The Music":


    • New Condenser Mic! :)May 14, 2020

      As a SoundBetter Premium Provider, my main goal is always to make my clients super happy,  working on my music skills and improving the quality of my studio gears.

      I'm super happy with my new Lewitt LCT 441 FLEX Condenser Mic.

      I can't wait to use it on your next project :)

    • BerkleeX Certification :)May 14, 2020

      I just earned a BerkleeX Certificate on edX! Check it out: https://courses.edx.org/certificates/ec20e3f4d76d4d52812bb8115bb277af

    • 1 year as a 1st recommended Premium Provider (Acoustic Guitar)Apr 12, 2020

      Today is a special day to me, I've been working for 1 year as a SoundBetter Premium Provider and I'm the 1st recommended musician/songwriter in my category (Acoustic Guitar).


    • Sound Better UNOFFICIAL Spotify Playlist ( Music Sounds Better with SoundBetter )Mar 17, 2020

      Hey guys, 

      I've created a "Sound Better UNOFFICIAL Spotify Playlist".

      Please go follow it and share it with the world, but what matters the most, please listen to it and let me know if you like it or have any suggestions!


    • Top Playlists selected my first original song "Australia"Oct 17, 2019

      Top Playlists selected my first original song "Australia"!

      You can read the article/interview here:


    • Open Act for Adam Rafferty (Fingerstyle Concert) in Florence!Sep 29, 2019

      I'm so glad to announce that I've been the open act for my Fingerstyle idol and teacher Adam Rafferty, playing in Florence @ Six Bars Jail. 

      If you'd like to watch the YouTube video, here's a link:


    • My Original Song landed on an Official Spotify PlaylistSep 29, 2019


      My original song "Australia" landed on an Official Spotify Playlist, called "Pausa Caffè" (Coffee Break).

    • RDS.it - #1 Italian FM Radio - Live Acoustic Percussive Fingerstyle Guitar PerformanceJul 11, 2019

      RDS.it - #1 Italian FM Radio - Live Performance

      I've been invited at www.rds.it for a Live Acoustic Percussive Fingerstyle Guitar Performance during the format "The Phenomenon", in Rome (ITALY).


    • Premium Provider Program :)Apr 12, 2019

      Today SoundBetter has activated my Premium account.

      I'm finally part of the SoundBetter Premium Provider Program :)

    • Music Contest AchievementApr 06, 2019

      I'm very happy to announce that on April 4 I won a local music contest, ending up 1st in the pop-solo-guitar over 18y category and also receiving the "Luca Colombo" certificate as "Best Performer".


    • Logic Pro X 10.4 CertificationFeb 19, 2019

      I’m proud and happy to share this news with you guys:

      Finally I’m an Apple Certified Pro - Logic Pro X 10.4 - End-User - Professional Music Production Software 

      You can verify my certification, searching “Emilio Lanza” here: