Frank Schwinn

ist-Improvisor-Seeker-Human Being

“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”

Alan W. Watts


Things that inspire me

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I'm an improvisor on the guitar
And I love to record music

After years playing live with bands I decided to concentrate on the music that comes from me deep within.
I want sounds to come out effortlessly and honest.

I'm limiting myself to the sound of the guitar and by recording to old Tascam 4 track cassette tape recorders.

My music is the soundtrack for the movie "LIFE"


Frank Schwinn Solo:

whatever comes to me

my music on bandcamp

go to to listen to my music.

If you like what you hear feel free to support my work by buying some tracks for download


Old Instruments appeal to me. They have a story within, they had moments of love and also struggles becoming mature. And when you listen, you can hear it

My Guitar list is constantly changing, but the first 7 guitars are my main ones

Harmony H53 Rocket hollowbody electric from 1959
Harmony H162 acoustic guitar from 1960
Harmony H 165 acoustic guitar from the 60's
Harmony Stella Parlor acoustic guitar from 1964
Silvertone Danelectro 1457 guitar / amp in case from 1964
Gibson ES 120 T from 1966
Gretsch Jim Dandy Parlor guitar
Truetone Vanguard electric solidbody from the 60's
3 string Cigar Box Guitar
Taylor Baby Taylor Mahogany
Fender Mexico Jazz Bass


Fender Blues Junior Black Paisley limited edition

Danelectro amp in case
Fender Vaporizer
Vox Night Train
Echolette M 40
Cigar Box Amp
ZT Lunchbox
Electro Harmonix 44 Magnum
Blackstar HT 5

HH electronic Power Baby Studio 60 (solid state mos-fet from 81`ugly as hell but my favourite amp in combination with lipstick pickups)


Z.Vex Fuzz Factory
Jim Dunlop Band of Gypsies Fuzz Face limited edition
Dynacord Echocord mini Tape delay
Boss Overdrive/Distortion
Line 6 Delay Modeler
Boss Space Echo
EHX Small Clone
EHX Big Muff


2x Coles 4038
2x Shure SM 57
1x Shure SM 58
2x Shure SM 81
Shure SM 7B
2x Neumann TLM 103
4x Grundig GDSM 200
Rode K2
Beyerdynamic M 130
Beyerdynamic M 160
3x t.Bone RB 500
Audix dynamic vocal mic
Audio Technica 2010
Meazzi Ribbon Mic


Tascam Portastudio 424
Zoom R24
Zoom H4-n
Universal Audio Preamps
SPL Preamps
Grace Design Preamps
TL Audio Preamps

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Frank Schwinn

Roßmarkt 13/2
A-4910 Ried im Innkreis