Michelle Taylor


On a number of her guitars Michelle uses both the black Graph Tech nuts and Black Graph Tech string savers, and on one of her custom Gordon Smith guitars she has the Ratio Tuners. Michelle has also used the grey Graph Tech / Tusq TD 1.40 picks for a number of years too.




Michelle Taylor is a solo artist and session player with a difference!

Originally from the UK Michelle moved to Sweden during the 80`s while in the middle of a successful career as a session musician.

Michelle toured allover Europe for many international artists on either drums or guitar (whatever was needed for that particular tour) often within the Country and Blues genre, appearing on many of the big festivals and TV shows of the countries she was touring in at the time.

During the 90´s she release da couple of albums (under a different artist name ) and had a song climb to #6 on the European country charts and was later inducted into the Swedish nostalgia rock n roll hall of fame in 2013.

Michelle continues todo live session work with various bands and artists and performs regularlyunder her own name either with her blues band, as a solo artist or a number of other constellations.

Michelle gets a lot of attention for her unusual playing style which is a kind of bluesy rocky country picking, but that’s not the “thing”…. She does it while holding and playing the guitar left handed, but she actually has the guitar strung right handed!

“I'm left handed and when I was young I lived out in the country. I had a beat up nylon strung guitar which I turned upside down and taught myself to play on that. This was in the dayslong before the internet so I didn’t know that I was doing anything “wrong” and that really I should swap the strings around.

It wasn’t until a year or so later that I met a “real guitarist” that told me I was playing it the wrong way around, but by that time I decided that I’d come too far to change, and so I just continued this way”. 

Michelle is well known for always using Blackstar amps and Gordon Smith guitars and is very active in many of the online gear groups and respected for her knowledge of Blackstar amps and quickly became “the person to ask” on the subject, and became known as “The Blackstar Girl” in many of these groups.