Juan Carlos Coronado

September 19, 2005

Home Base: Ontario

Age: 25

Style: Latin rock.

Influences: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, Carlos Santana, Frank Gambale, Tom Morello, John Frusciante, Dimebag Darrell, Steve Lukather, Ace Frehley.

Gear: Paul Reed Smith Custom 24, Ibanez Universe UV777P, Gibson Flying V, Epiphone EJ-200 CE, Fender Cyber-Twin, DigiTech Whammy, Morley Bad Horsie 2 wah, Shure wireless system, Johnson J-Station, D’Addario XL strings (.010-.046).

Best Moment at GH05: “Where do I start? The whole experience was amazing, right from the first night when I met the other finalists, the GP staff, Joe Satriani, and Steve and Trevor Lukather. It was also exciting and nerve wracking to play on a live Fox Television broadcast with GH finalist Rob Burton to promote the competition. It wasn’t easy going in front of the cameras at 8 a.m. after a very late night! Of course, the actual concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was something I will never forget. Sharing a stage with all those talented guitarists from different parts of the world, and performing for such an incredible panel of judges—while enjoying my favorite kind of music—was certainly the highlight of the whole event.”

Web site: juancoronado.com

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