Graham Coxon came to prominence as a founding member of the rock band Blur. As the group’s lead guitarist, Coxon is featured on all eight of Blur’s studio albums, from 1991’s Leisure to The Magic Whip (2015). He has also led a solo career since 1998.
Graham plays several instruments and records his albums with little assistance from session musicians. Q magazine critic Adrian Deevoy has written: “Coxon is an astonishing musician. His restless playing style – all chord slides, rapid pulloffs, mini-arpeggios and fractured runs – seems to owe more to his saxophone training than any conventional guitar tuition.” An innovative lead guitarist, he has been described by Oasis bandleader Noel Gallagher as “one of the most talented guitarists of his generation.” Coxon was voted the 15th greatest guitarist of the last 30 years in a 2010 BBC poll.
As you would expect from such a creative talent, Graham was fully involved in choosing the features on his guitar and even designed his own original inlay for the headstock.