Name: Paul Garthwaite
Track entered: Ocean
Current main guitar: 22-string Manson Classical guitar
Initially inspired to pick up the guitar by Led Zeppelin, full-time musician Paul, 44, has since taken his playing down some less familiar paths.
"I want further the multi-string guitar, composition and work full-time as an acoustic musician," he says of his ambitions for the Acoustic Guitarist Of The Year competition. "Also, I have bought Guitarist from the very first issue. I have grown up with the magazine and it has been a big influence on me as it is a big ambition to be Acoustic Guitarist Of The Year."
Random fact: Paul used to play in a showband where he used to sing O Sole Mio in his boxer shorts!