Brett Allen’s story and client list.
Brett started his journey as a guitar technician back in 1973 in Australia. He began his career on world tours, one with Starz, and another with The Little River Band, followed by Tina Turner’s tour. After that, he toured the world twice on Paul Simon’s Graceland tour, followed by world tours with Cher, Mister Mister, and a tour of the U.S. and Europe with Michael Penn. Brett gained a wealth of knowledge about good guitar skills, working with Roger Giffin (Master Luthier for Les Paul).
Brett’s love for Vintage guitars led him to start his own collection during the mid-1980’s. Living in Los Angeles, he became acutely aware of the limited range of choices and lack of quality gear available. Brett has always been about the sound which he says “gets better as an instrument gets older, and assures you don’t sound like the guy next to you”. With a growing collection of his own, and a desire to share the amazing sounds and tone you can only get from vintage equipment, he opened Brett Allen Studio Rental in 1988.
Since Brett opened shop, he has had the opportunity to work with many amazing musicians and industry professionals including:
1975, 5 Seconds of Summer, 8th Dream, AC/DC, AJ, Alabama Shakes, Alesso, All Time Low, Jack Antonoff, Ariana Grande, Arkade, B.O.B., Dan Balan, Alina Baraz, Marc E. Bassy, BeBe Rexha, Jeff Beck, Marianne Bennett, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Biffy Clyro, The Black Eyed Peas, James Blake, Michael Bolton, Tony Bonsera, Bridget, Colin Brittain, Brody Brown, Michael Buble, Burl, T-Bone Burnett, Callum Sky, Jock Carey, Rob Cavalo, Andrew Castro, Kelly Clarkson, Eric Clapton, Dave Cobb, Coldplay, Rich Costey, David Crosby,
Miley Cyrus, Cypress Hill, DNCE, Death Cab For Cutie, Gavin De Graw, Jason Derulo, Destiny, Giovanni Di Nardo, Hillary Duff, Nathan East, Shawn Everett, Faulkner, Thomas Fitzner, Florence and the Machine, The Fray, Martin Garrix, Giovanni, Cee Lo Green, Von Grey, Grizfolk, Selena Gomez, Andrew Grace, Ariana Grande, Cee Lo Green, Jackson Gumphy, H.E.R., Herbie Hancock, Halestorm, Samm Henshaw, Steve Hill, Jarrad, Hirschman, Niall Horan, Houndmouth, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Ivan & The Parazol, Jack & Jack, Mick Jagger, Carly Rae Jepsen, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Juarez, Kasabian, Tori Kelly, Alicia Keys, Kid Cudi, Kid Harpoon, Kings of Leon, Larry Klein, Eddie Kramer, James Krausse, Kygo, Labyrinth, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Zara Larsson, Jay Leno, Keith Leon, Pat Leonard, John Legend, Avril Lavigne,, Matt Linesch, Demi Lovato, Lumineers, John Malta, Max Martin, Thomas Mangione, Maroon 5, Mattman & Robin, Paul Mcartney, Tim McGraw, Shawn Mendez, Julia Michaels, Bette Midler,,, Miguel, Mac Miller, Maluma, Eddy Mitchell, Jason Mraz, John Newman, Hugo Nicholson, Normani, Frank Ocean, One Direction, One Republic, Douglas Osborn, Sekai No Owari, Our Lady Peace,, Katy Perry, Pharrell , Pretty Much, Jordan Purvis, John Rausch, Dean Ray, Delta Rae, Jullian Raymond, Rihanna, Rixton, Glenn Rosenstein, Daniel Saez, Saving Forever, Seether, Travis Scott, Doug Seegers, Skrillex, Smashing Pumpkins, Britney Spears, Regina Specktor, Hailee Steinfeld, Taylor Swift, Ryan Tedder, Meghan Trainor, Alex Turbe, Frank Turner, Ty Dolla $ign, Robin Thicke, Justin, Timberlake, Justin Tranter, Queen Latifah, U2, Keith Urban, Urban Cone, Usher, The Voice, Elle Varner, The Weeknd, Navon Weisberg, Kanye West, Will I Am, Brian Wilson, Adam, Woodcock, X Ambassadors, ” Z “, Jay Z, Adam Zwig
Enjoy browsing Brett’s amazing collection of Vintage Guitars, Amps, and Effects, and let us know if there is something you can’t find, and he will find it for you!
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