Guitarist and singer-songwriter Kotzen came to prominence in 1991 when he joined the rock band Poison, co-writing and playing on their album Native Tongue. By the end of the decade, Kotzen had joined Mr Big and has since collaborated with rock, jazz and fusion artists such as Stanley Clarke.
Kotzen has used Telecasters throughout his career, most notably a Fender signature model. This guitar features an ash body, laminated flame maple caps and a one piece maple neck with abalone dot inlays and 22 super jumbo frets. It also features a DiMarzio Chopper T pickup in the bridge position and a DiMarzio Twang King in the neck position.
Kotzen’s outstanding playing is in evidence on this groove-laden rendiition of The Faces’ (I Know I’m Losing You).
"Richie Kotzen. Look beyond the REH-era shred shtick and you'll find a sublime player with uber-fusion chops, a bluesy sensibility and a voice to make the best soul singers out there shake. A different class." (Thanks, LordOfTheStance)
"Richie Kotzen - amazing player." (From Joe via email, thanks)