Monte Pittman (born Monte Lee Pittman on November 19, 1975 in Longview, Texas) is an American musician, songwriter and studio musician, based out of Los Angeles, known largely as Madonna‘s long-time guitarist and for playing with Prong.
Pittman started playing guitar as a teenager when he “finally got my first guitar when I was 13”. His guitar teacher was Robert Browning. He also took music theory and piano lessons from Delores Rhoads at the Musonia School of Music in North Hollywood.
Pittman’s early musical influences came from bands and artists such as Kiss, Metallica, Slayer, Steve Vai, Jimmy Page, Pantera, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, and Radiohead, to name a few.
ESP’s E-II Series are guitars and basses that are made in our Japan factory, and represent what was formerly known as the “ESP Standard” series. Here, respected touring/studio guitarist and songwriter Monte Pittman takes you through the E-II FRX:
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The ESP E-II FRX sports an alder body with a set-thru maple neck, 25.5″ scale and 24 extra-jumbo frets on an ebony fingerboard on a thin U neck. And a pair of EMG 89 (B) & 89R (N) active pickups pushes all your shreddy tone down the signal path. A Floyd Rose Original tremolo bridge allows for all the dive bombs and squeals your brain can conjure, while Gotoh tuners keep everything cinched down and in-tune through heavy crunches and string-stretching leads. Includes case.