Donovan Raitt

Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist

An emerging new voice in the world of modern fingerstyle guitar, acoustic guitarist Donovan Raitt incorporates percussive techniques, strong melodic hooks, influences ranging from Jazz to Rock and Classical music, and innovative performance techniques to create a unique sound all his own. Based in Orange County, CA, Donovan has released two albums of solo acoustic guitar music, his latest album, 2014's "Pursuing the Horizon" was produced by fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Antoine Dufour.

I get a lot of questions about the gear I use, and so please check out these links and support the companies who support my music! 

I play a Stonebridge C23 CC-C guitar with a cedar top and cocobolo back and sides. Thanks to Stonebridge for making this amazing guitar for me! 

I play a Stonebridge C23 CC-C guitar with a cedar top and cocobolo back and sides. Thanks to Stonebridge for making this amazing guitar for me! 

I use K&K Pickups Pure Mini System in all of my acoustic guitars. Its the best pickup system I've ever used! 

I use K&K Pickups Pure Mini System in all of my acoustic guitars. Its the best pickup system I've ever used! 

Proud to endorse HENRIKSEN amps! The BUD is the best acoustic/electric/small PA amp ever! Check it out 

Proud to endorse HENRIKSEN amps! The BUD is the best acoustic/electric/small PA amp ever! Check it out 

I use the BLACK ANGEL pickup from DIMARZIO Pickups and the ILLUMINATOR series on my 7 string and their Virtual Vintage single coil pickups.

I use the BLACK ANGEL pickup from DIMARZIO Pickups and the ILLUMINATOR series on my 7 string and their Virtual Vintage single coil pickups.

Proud to use and endorse Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings gauged 13-56

Proud to use and endorse Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings gauged 13-56

I'm proud to use GruvGear cases, bags and their amazing  fretwraps! These dampen the strings at the nut and allow for cleaner tapping and percussive hits on the guitar.

I'm proud to use GruvGear cases, bags and their amazing  fretwraps! These dampen the strings at the nut and allow for cleaner tapping and percussive hits on the guitar.

I use G7th capos exclusively. They sound great and never pull the guitar out of tune when using them.

I use G7th capos exclusively. They sound great and never pull the guitar out of tune when using them.

Journey guitars make really nice travel guitars that fold up and can be carried in a backpack. I've played many travel guitars before and haven't been very impressed, but these guitars blew me away. I have a Cedar/Mahogany model and it sounds just as good as my full size guitars. Seriously. Check these guys out!

Journey guitars make really nice travel guitars that fold up and can be carried in a backpack. I've played many travel guitars before and haven't been very impressed, but these guitars blew me away. I have a Cedar/Mahogany model and it sounds just as good as my full size guitars. Seriously. Check these guys out!

I've used Strum-N-Comfort flatpicks and thumbpicks for several years now, and they're still the best picks on the market!

I've used Strum-N-Comfort flatpicks and thumbpicks for several years now, and they're still the best picks on the market!