About

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A native of East Brunswick, NJ, Dave Vargo started playing guitar at the age of eight. By the age of 14 he was performing throughout the tri-state area with various jazz, funk, and rock bands.  Dave graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with honors and went on to become a touring artist and session player.

He has had the privilege of working with a number of notable talents including Whitney Houston, Phoebe Snow, Vonda Shepard, and Rupert Holmes. Dave currently performs both solo and as part of an acoustic duo (Kim and Dave). He is also an active session player and songwriter.


Current Equipment

Acoustic Guitars

Martin J-40, Martin OM-42, Martin D-45, Martin CS-D42, Martin CS-OM42, Martin CS-J40, Martin CS-GP-14, Martin CEO-8, Gibson J-200

Electric Guitars

Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster, Fender American Vintage 1958 Telecaster, Duesenberg Starplayer TV, Gibson ES335, Gibson Les Paul 58 reissue

Amps

Mesa Boogie Mark IIc, Mesa Boogie Mark V, Dr. Z Z Wreck, Sommatone OD35, Fishman Loudbox Artist

Effects

Wampler- Echo Compressor, Faux tape echo, Hot wired V2 overdrive. Boss- Chorus, TU-2 tuner. MXR Carbon copy, Dunlop MC404 CAE Wah, Vertex boost, Emerson EM-overdrive, Empress buffer plus, Strymon El Capistan, Strymon Flint, Red Eye pre-amp, and Rattlesnake cables