Isaac Guillory

Isaac Guillory (February 27, 1947 – December 31, 2000) was an Anglo-Cuban folk guitarist. He later lived in the United States and the United Kingdom. He is survived by his widow Victoria, ex-partner Tina, and four children; Ellie, Jace, Jacob, and British actress and model Sienna Guillory.

Born on the US Navy Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Guillory played piano and guitar as a child and electric guitar as a high school student in Florida. He also studied music at Roosevelt University in Chicago 1965-69. While there, he recorded two albums with the Cryan’ Shames as bass player.

After active resistance to the Vietnam War, he left the USA in November 1970, acquired a Martin D-35 and lived throughout Europe, working as an acoustic solo performer. Guillory came to earn the reputation of one of the best guitarists ever. Many guitarists today emulate techniques Guillory evolved in the early 70’s while living in the south of Spain.

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