Perfecto De Castro is the quintessential guitarist’s guitarist. Well-versed in a multitude of musical styles, his affinity with the instrument is evident in everything he does; from unleashing an emotion-laden solo with an overdriven electric guitar, to navigating complex musical counterpoint on his 10-string classical guitar.
Perf, as he is known to Filipino music fans, is best recognized as the original guitarist for 90s Pinoy Rock supergroup Rivermaya. Since his departure from the band he has added numerous credits to his wide and varied list of accomplishments; producing platinum-selling albums by Wolfgang and Marc Velasco, lending his guitar wizardry to Philippine Music Icons Mike Hanopol and Francis M, and garnering awards such as NU 107’s Guitar of the Year as well as from Philippine Music organizations Awit and Katha.
Now based in Southern California since 2004, Perfecto continues to pursue a diverse musical career which ranges from solo Classical and World music concerts performed on the 10-string classical guitar, orchestral coalescence with the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra to hard hitting, down and dirty Rock N’ Roll with RockStallion. When Perfecto is not touring, he resides with his family in Los Angeles, where he teaches next generation guitarists in person and online via Skype while continuing to challenge himself with new musical ventures.
Perfecto proudly uses Chapman Guitars, Sully Guitars, Cathedral Guitars, Victory Amplifiers, DiMarzio Pickups, Curt Mangan Strings, Gruv Gear, Mooer Audio, GC RockBoard, BTPA Cables and Chicken Picks.