Instantly recognizable by his unique trademark sound, Yossi Sassi has been Pioneering Oriental Rock guitar for 30 years.
Sassi is the composer and co-founder of Orphaned Land, as well as founder of 'The Oriental Rock Orchestra', combining east and west, acoustic and electric in a most unique blend. His signature guitar, the 'Bouzoukitara', is a unique musical instrument he came up with (Acoustic guitar, Traditional Greek mandolin and an electric guitar in high quality, one instrument). Sassi plays 17 different types of guitars and traditional instruments, collaborating with Metallica, Steve Vai, Marty Friedman, Steven Wilson, Dave Lombardo, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (G’n’R, Sons of Apollo) and many others. Lectured at TED and TEDx conferences on 'The Power of Music to unite people' & merging Roots with Rock, and sold 0.5 million copies to date. Sassi's album "Roots and Roads" was considered for a Grammy nomination in 2016.
"I am drawn to innovation, in everything I do and create. when stumbling upon Graph tech piezo and ghost saddles, I felt they were the perfect fit for my hybrid instrument,
combining an acoustic guitar with electric guitar and a bouzouki - in a chambered approach. They deliver amazing quality and a very delicate feel of every touch on the guitar."