Alan Hayakawa

Alan Hayakawa

Marin County, CA

Playing Level

  • Intermediate

Playing Styles and Interests

  • Blues
    Technique and Theory
    Guitar Care

Professional Status

  • Amateur

Grew up hearing blues, folk music and jazz. Old enough to have heard & met a few of the masters of country blues. Very disappointed when I realized I couldn't grow up to be Brownie McGhee. Owe my thumb to Mississippi John Hurt. I've played a little of everything from the folk repertoire to contra dance tunes to bossa nova, from the oud and mandolin to a little jazz guitar.

My Guitars & Gear

A late '50s D-28 picked me as its owner in the mid '60s and has kept me ever since. Couple of Gibson electric archtops, an O-style resonator from Lark in the Morning, and a George Lowden 12. '20s Washburn single 0 and a J-200. Loudbox Mini and a Peavey 158.

My Groups


Blues Group
260 members


Fingerstyle Group
450 members

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