“… his music has a subtle grace and power all of its own. Though his technical prowess is also bewildering, Buttery immerses himself entirely into the soul of his guitar, coaxing sonic shapes and forms of such startling originality that his instrument acts as a kind of lightning conductor for the sound of another realm.” 

- Mail & Guardian 

“I am moved by Guy Buttery's musical language and journey: this musician from South Africa is painting a framework, transforming his roots and the richness of his mixed culture into an inspired language that has become very personal and yet universal. This is touching, refreshing and amazing to witness."  

- Pierre Bensusan

“Expect to experience some of the most innovative and unique dexterity in the manipulation of an age-old musical apparatus that you’ll hardly recognise the sounds that emanate as coming from a simple guitar."   

- One Small Seed Network

"Buttery's avant-garde world music is exceptionally beautiful - from composition to technique to atmospherics. "Fox Hill Lane" is one of the most adventurous acoustic recordings in recent memory."    

Guitar Player Magazine


- Rolling Stone Magazine

Guy Buttery Partners with Casimi Guitars

Guy Buttery in partnership with Casimi Guitars

Multiple award winning guitarist Guy Buttery, is pleased to announce a brand new partnership with Casimi Guitars. After 12 months researching, sketching and shaping a handcrafted tailor made instrument, Casimi delivered a guitar built exclusively for the musician. Using Old World techniques, the workshop based in Cape Town worked on a very specific instrument to fulfil the needs of the renowned South African fingerstyle guitarist.

Guy Buttery Wins 2nd South African Music Award


Durban based guitarist, Guy Buttery collected yet another National Award last month receiving a SAMA (South African Music Award) in the “Best Instrumental” category for his most recent live recording “Live in KwaZulu”. This will be his second award and 7th nomination at the annual event. The SAMA’s were held at Sun City in the Pilanesberg at the end of last month and were broadcast to an audience of 4 million viewers.