Hedras Ramos is a Guatemalan-American guitar prodigy, composer, and producer. Born in Guatemala City in 1992, Ramos began playing guitar at the age of 13. He is entirely self-taught and has developed a unique style that blends elements of shred guitar, jazz fusion, and progressive metal.
Hedras’ debut album, “Atoms & Space,” was released in 2015 and featured guest appearances by Andy James and Jennifer Batten. His second album, The Impressionist, was released in 2017 and featured Plini, Martin Miller, Anup Sastry, and Simon Grove.
In 2016 Hedras played with guitarist Paul Gilbert in Guatemala City. After moving to Los Angeles in 2018, Hedras started giving many guitar clinics at prestigious Musicians Institute, which led to his participation at the Big Mama Jamathon where he performed with Steve Vai.
In 2017, Hedras also played guitar on the latest heavy metal album of iconic Hollywood star, Sir Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Dracula, Star Wars and 280+ movies). He has also had two of his songs featured in the popular game Rock Band.
In 2020, Hedras released his third album, “Pagans,” which is his heaviest work to date. It includes songs like “Innate Behaviour” and “Pagans,” and features Japanese virtuoso Bass player Ayumu and Anup sastry on drums.In 2022, Hedras released his fourth album, Angels, which is a creative exploration of guitar mixed with Trap, EDM and Reggaeton.
Hedras has worked with Cort Guitars to develop two signature models, the X700 Duality and the Mutility, and a third model, the Triality, which is scheduled to be announced in 2024. This line of guitars is derived from the Cort X series, and Hedras was involved in the creative process from the start. This collaboration eventually led to a partnership with Fishman, and all Duality, Mutility, and Triality guitars are now equipped with Fluence pickups, Hedras’ favorite.
Hedras is one of the most exciting and innovative guitarists of his generation. He is constantly pushing the boundaries of the instrument and creating new and exciting music.
Quote: “All my Cort guitars (Duality, Mutility and Triality) are equipped with Fishman Fluence pickups, these pickups simply provide the best tone, feel and limitless wide variety of tonal options that I need on my guitars, my favorite pickups ever!”