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The Guitar Solos that Shaped my Playing 

These are some of the guitar solos I learned in my early years that helped shaped my guitar playing today. What guitar solos shaped YOUR playing?

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Mooer GE Labs App Giveaway and Jam Project! 


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- No purchase necessary

- Open Worldwide, Void where prohibited

- Giveaway not affiliated with YouTube, Instagram or Facebook

- Must use GE Labs App in entry

- GE Labs redeem codes as prizes are the ff: Five (5) Standard Pack, Three (3) Premium Pack, One (1) Infinite Pack

- Entries chosen is totally up to the discretion of Perf De Castro

- Chosen entries are final

- Chosen entry owners agree to have their video performance part of announcement video

- Use hashtag #PDCGELabSolo in the title or description

- Deadline for entries May 25, 2020



Fundraising for TAAL Volcano Relief Efforts 

I am raising funds and awareness for TAAL Volcano Relief Efforts in Batangas Philippines. Thousands of families are displaced from their homes when Taal Volcano erupted January 12, 2020 spewing ash and volcanic rock that covered hundreds of kilometers in the perimeter. While the volcano has entered a calm spell, the  effects of the eruption still lingers leaving many in need of food, water, shelter and clothing.

Batangas is my father's home province and I have been to all the places currently evacuated and it's difficult for me to sit idly by and watch things unfold without doing anything. So with this in mind, I have put up for auction my personal Chapman Guitars ML1 Standard Guitar on Ebay. This is the very guitar I have used in a lot of my video lessons on my YouTube Channel. If you have ever wanted to own a guitar that I have owned and played, this is your chance while helping out with relief efforts for the Philippines. If the winning bidder so desires, I can also autograph and date the guitar for posterity. It will come with a fresh setof my Curt Mangan Signature strings and a pack of signature picks from Anatomy of Sound.

Chapman Guitars ML1 Fundraising Auction on Ebay

Aside from the auction, I am also donating all profits from my t-shirt and merch sales from my Shirtly.PH store in the Philippines and TeeSpring stores for US and Europe. This will be in effect until the end of February.

Philippines Merch Store link:

US and UK Merch store link:

Finally, if you want to donate by yourself without going through the Ebay auction or merch stores, you can find a list of organizations to send donations to in this list compiled by CNN Philippines.

List of Relief Efforts for donations as compiled by CNN Philippines

NAMM 2020 Day 0: Behind the Scenes on Setup Day 

This may be the very first NAMM2020 video you'll see this year! Enjoy this sneak peek behind the scenes on setup day.

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Rivermaya with Perf De Castro US Shows 2019! 

July 2018 I played a FUN show with Rivermaya at 12 Monkeys in Manila and it was so good that we decided to take it on the road! This September 2019, we're playing select cities in the US and will be performing all the beloved Rivermaya hits spawned from the band's 25-year long career. We'll be sneaking in some few surprise songs that will be a treat to the audience!

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And here's a couple of videos for a taste of what to expect from these shows:


See y'all at the shows!

Pinoy Rock Revue in NorCal! 

PINOY ROCK REVUE is a collective that I put together that pays tribute to our Pinoy Rock heroes. We perform Pinoy Rock songs that are rarely heard these days as well as certified Pinoy Rock hits, making this show a must-see event for all Filipino music lovers.

This August 2019 Pinoy Rock Revue comes to Northern California on August 3, 2019 in San Francisco and August 24, 2019 in Sacramento. Enjoy these videos from past Pinoy Rock Revue shows and hope to see you in any or all of the shows!

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Happy New Year 2019! Ambient Improv 

Happy New Year Everybody! I was thinking how awesome 2018 was all around and this quick improv on "Auld Lang Syne" came out! I used the current top 3 guitars in my arsenal into my Mooer Pedalboard.

2019 is promising to be another great year, check out the SHOWS page and come see me perform live!

As always I am blessed and humbled by all your love and support and I will continue cranking out music and content the best way I can. Cheers!

OMEGA Drive Giveaway! 35k YouTube Subs special 

Omega Drive Giveaway! To be entered, LIKE, SHARE, FOLLOW, SUBSCRIBE to the following accounts: 
IG: @guitarpusher  
IG: @perfdecastro

Each action puts your name in the drawing giving you more chances of winning. Random draw will be done January 1st, 2019.

And if you're in the US/Canada and want to get your own Omega Drive now, you can BUY IT HERE

Good luck and Happy Holidays!

5 Guitar Player Gifts you can buy on Amazon 

If you have a guitar player friend/sibling/spouse/significant other, chances are you're having a hard time getting them gifts this Holiday Season. Here are my 5 gift recommendations that you can easily get on Amazon that won't break the bank.

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Picks - Chicken Picks are currently my picks of choice. Great tone and introduces playing ease that is immediately felt when compared to regular picks. The link below is a sampler pack for guitarists to try out all the models and eventually pick the one they like best.

Guitar Strap - every guitarist needs a nice strap. The DiMarzio Cheetah strap looks great on stage and pairs with more guitar colors.

If faux animal print isn't an option, then this stealth Gruv Gear Solostrap Neo is a great choice

Mini Guitar Amp - the BlackStar Fly 3 Mini Bluetooth amp is a great gift for the guitarist on the go. Small and easy to carry yet sounds great enough to practice with.. plus it doubles as a Bluetooth speaker! Click here to watch my review of this mini-amp

Strings - my strings of choice are Curt Mangan Strings: they feel good, sound great and last for a long time! I've been using them for over a decade now and they're the only strings I recommend for both electric and acoustic guitars.


PRACTICE MAKES PERFECTO - every guitar player needs a motivational T-shirt! 

I hope this post gives you gift ideas for that guitar payer in your life. For more recommendations, please visit my Amazon Storefront


Back to Basics | Rehearsing in my Garage 

Last weekend, I got together with some good friends and colleagues to rehearse for our upcoming show in the SF Bay Area . The show is called PINOY ROCK REVUE and on vocals we have Basti Artadi (Wolfgang) and Raffy Mendoza (RockStallion), David Aguirre (Razorback) and myself on guitars, Paco Arespacochaga (Introvoys) on drums and Marc Yap (RockStallion) on bass.

We met up at my house and and after setting things up in my garage it hit me that this is exactly how we all started out when we were kids; no fancy rehearsal studio.... just friends rocking out in a garage until the neighbors complain!

Back to basics... good times!

Buy your tickets now for Pinoy Rock Revue at Ichiban South San Francisco, Dec 15, 2018

Welcome to my new site! 

Hi all! Welcome to my new website! 

I've been long overdue for a website update and I have finally found a platform that will allow me to interact better and offer you all a whole bunch of stuff in just one easy to navigate area!

It's a work in progress but eventually I will be offering purchasable lessons, merch, music, videos and everything else y'all have been asking from me!

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