It’s safe to say that Preston Reed is somewhat of a legend in the modern fingerstyle guitar community.

For over three decades, Preston has been pushing the limits of the acoustic guitar, playing and performing all over the world.

In addition to his playing, Preston is a talented photographer, capturing some stunning images from his travels (you can find his photos at

Preston reed in Croatia

It was a real pleasure speaking with Preston and I know you all will really enjoy this podcast.

The songs featured in the show are Delayed Train and Funkin’ At The Junction.

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Show Notes: 

  • Preston Reed’s story.
  • The creative process that lead to the percussive style
  • Michael Hedges
  • Preston’s creative process
  • Developing new tunings
  • Traveling and playing
  • Preston’s Photography
  • Breakdown of song on video Delayed Train (using metal fingerpicks and slide)
  • Upper pick guard explained
  • Mark Bailey guitars
  • Onstage effects


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Brockton is the creator of and host of the MFG Podcast. Based in Seattle, Brockton has a deep passion for acoustic fingerstyle music. When he's not playing guitar himself, you can find him exploring the Pacific Northwest with his dog Bruce.

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