Alessandro “Asso” Stefana (born September 25th, 1981) is an Italian guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer.
He is best known for his collaborations with PJ HARVEY, MIKE PATTON “MONDOCANE”, and producer VINICIO CAPOSSELA, one of the most important and influential modern Italian songwriters.
He's also the founder of the Italian band GUANO PADANO, a group inspired by the sound of Italian Film Soundtracks and Spaghetti Western music, mixed with surf/psychedelic/jazz/country and experimental.
Alessandro is featured on albums by: MARC RIBOT, ALESSANDRO ALESSANDRONI (the renowned whistler of the Ennio Morricone soundtracks), JOEY BURNS (CALEXICO), DAN FANTE, MARK ORTON, BOBBY SOLO, and many others...
He has played many high profile festivals around the world, in some of the most prestigious theaters, concert halls, and clubs, including: Australia, Austria, Finland, Ethiopia, Canada, Portugal, Canary Islands, Russia, Israel, USA, Sweden, Cile, Argentina, Brazil, UK, France, Belgium, USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Poland, Slovenya, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Italy.
Albums Alessandro has played on have been released by: Warner Bros, Atlantic, Nonesuch, Thrill Jockey, Ipecac Recordings, Important Records, Skirl Records, Acuarela, S-Curve Records, La Cùpa, Tremoloa Records, Goodfellas, Mescal, Foolica Records, Woland, Urtovox, Malintenti dischi, Santeria, Homesleep, Wallace Records, El Gallo RojoRrecords, Pocket Heaven, Niegazowana Records, Holidays Records, Gibilterra.
What They Play
- Neck Material:Maple
- Fingerboard Radius:12"
- Nut:Bone 1 3/32"
- Fretwire:23 Jescar FW37053
- Scale Length:13 7/8"
- Body Style:F-Style w/ F-Holes
- Body Dimensions:26 11/16" x 10" x 1 7/8"
- Body Top:Solid Spruce
- Body Back/Sides:Solid Maple
- Truss Rod:Single Acting
- Binding Material:Ivoroid
- Logo:Pearl Headstock
- Inlay:Pearl Dots
- Side Dot Color:Black
- Body Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose
- Neck/Headstock Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose
- Harware Color:Chrome
- Tailpiece:Eastman Cast Aluminum Tailpiece
- Bridge:Adjustable Compensated Ebony Bridge
- String Spacing:1 5/8"
- Nut Height:.018"
- Pickups:Optional K&K Duotone ($100)
- Tuners:Pingwell RM-1583N-26A
- Strap Peg:Ebony
- Strings:D'Addario J74
- Action Height:0.060"/0.050"
- Case:Hardshell Case