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Monte Montgomery is an American musician and singer-songwriter who is renowned for his live electric acoustic guitar performances.
Montgomery's initial claim to fame is an appearance on PBS's Austin City Limits original program (episode #2411 originally aired on April 17, 1999) during which he performed a five-song set (including his original composition "When Will I," co-written with Scott Byers) with former band members Chris Maresh (bass) and Phil Bass (drums). Since then, Montgomery has gained favorable attention for his unique and energetic live performances nationwide, which many of Montgomery's devoted fans (affectionately known as "Montiacs") travel far and wide to witness.
Montgomery has graced the magazine covers of the 2005 November issue of Acoustic Guitar, the 2005 Winter edition of Frets, and the 2006 December issue of Guitar Club (Italy) while being hailed by Guitar Player Magazine in 2004 as one of "The Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitarists" as well as listed atop of Guitar One Magazines "Top 10 Best Undiscovered Guitarists in America" list in the late 1990s. Montgomery has also won the "Best Acoustic Guitar Player" award at the SXSW Festivals Austin Music Awards seven years in a row (1998-2004), the only artist to have ever done so.
On January 24, 2004, Alvarez Guitars unveiled the MMY1 Monte Montgomery Signature Guitar, a model based on Montgomery's 1987 Alvarez-Yairi DY62C Acoustic-Electric Guitar. Due to his intense playing style, Montgomery has broken the neck of his DY62C four times -- the MMY1 has a reinforced neck to prevent such breakage.
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