Richard Fortus

Richard Fortus

Guns N' Roses

Dave Natale put the Austrian Audio Mics on my amps when he started with us. I have been so impressed with the sound of the OC18 on my Magnatone amps live, that I had to try them in my studio as well. I’m blown away by the detail and warmth. An absolute classic.

Richard Fortus is an accomplished American musician and guitarist known for his dynamic contributions to the rock music scene. Born on November 17, 1966, Fortus has left an indelible mark on the industry through his skillful playing and diverse musical ventures.

Fortus gained widespread recognition as the guitarist for the iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses, joining their lineup in 2001. His exceptional guitar work and stage presence have made him a vital component of the band’s live performances and studio recordings, solidifying his place in the group’s history.

Beyond his association with Guns N’ Roses, Fortus has demonstrated his musical versatility by collaborating with various artists and bands across genres. He has lent his talents to acts like The Psychedelic Furs, Thin Lizzy, and even ventured into the pop realm with artists like Rihanna.

With a career spanning decades, Richard Fortus has showcased his prowess as a guitarist, captivating audiences with his electrifying performances and contributing to the evolution of rock music. His contributions continue to resonate with fans around the world, making him a notable figure in the realm of modern rock music.

Richard also produced the latest Psychedelic Furs album.

Richard uses the OC18 on tour on his Magnatone Amps as well as the OC18 and CC8 in his studio.