Steve Lukather, born October 21, 1957 in San
Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, is an American guitarist, studio musician,
singer, arranger and founding member of the band Toto and also a globally
successful solo artists. On the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Edward
Van Halen replied to the question What is it like to be the
greatest guitarist on Earth? Go ask Steve Lukather.
As a child he learned to play the guitar, piano. He began after two
years of guitar studies at Jimmy Wyble quickly to establish himself in the
session scene of the studios in LA. As a nearly 20-year-old, he and his
high school friends, the band Toto, became famous for their albums,
especially through his solos. His worldwide fame rests also on its long
session - working as a guitarist for many other renowned artists. Lukather
played on more than 1000 shots for musicians such as Michael
Eric Clapton, Paul
McCartney, The Tubes, Joe Cocker, Boz Scaggs, Brothers Johnson, and Chicago.
For his instrumental album No Substitutions in rock / jazz / fusion
style, which he recorded in Japan with Larry Carlton, he received the 2002
Overall, Lukather is mentioned as a staff of over 500 music
albums, he released 17 albums with Toto, five with Los Lobotomys and six
in his solo projects.
Lukather plays since 1994, his own Musicman guitar model named Luke.
Initially with a Floyd Rose tremolo, and later with the Musicman Vintage
tremolo with locking tuners. The electro-acoustic guitar of his choice is
an Ovation Adamas. Lukather runs a three-channel amp setup, that is in the
middle of the dry signal of his amp (no effects), left and right (stereo)
the admixed effects. The three channels each running through a 2x12
"Custom Audio Electronics' speaker. His is a Custom Audio Electronics
preamp amplifier (CAE 3 +) in connection with a VHT Classic power amp.
2010 release, the sixth solo album
by Steve Lukather, guitarist for the band Toto. Lukather is also an
in-demand session guitarist and has also performed with Alice Cooper,
Chicago, Cheap Trick, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Lionel Ritchie and
Randy Newman. ...