Tim Lerch

Jazz and Blues Guitarist

Tone, Taste and Telecasters

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Tim Lerch


Tim Lerch Solo Guitar Vol. 3

Now Available in the Store!

Tim Lerch Solo Guitar Vol 2

Solo Guitar Volume 2 is available now. This is an Audio Recording 18 tunes High Quality Audio Download only (not PDFs). Available for purchase.


75 arrangements and/or lessons are available in PDF in either Ted Greene style chord grids or notation with tab – click below to see the full list.



Tim  has joined the teachers at Julian Lage’s
Click link below to book a lesson with Tim.


Enjoy these samples of my music and teaching. Just click on any video to watch. There are many more videos on Tim’s YouTube Channel.



Carriage House & Solo Guitar Vol. 1, 2 and 3 are Audio Recordings. We used to call them “records” then we called them “CDs”, now we call them digital downloads. This is not a collection of PDFs. Enjoy!  To purchase click on the item below.

“Tim has helped me take my guitar playing to a new level.  His passion for teaching makes learning a pleasure and I am always psyched to work on the new concepts he has imparted to me in our lessons.  Tim is the best teacher I have ever had for the guitar!”

Toni L


Happy Customers

Good Learning

and Good Listening.

“Great variety of lessons available. Can’t get enough!”

Bob J


“Amazing artist. I have all the recordings and collections. Helps my playing just listening. Looking forward to what’s coming.”

Hailey R



Here’s a partial list of the gear I use:

  • Linda Manzer Blue Note
  • Comins GCS 16-1
  • Various Fender Custom Shop Nocasters
  • TLTX Chubby Mike Lull Custom Guitars (Tim’s Signature Guitar)
  • Guild CE100D, Formerly owned by Ted Greene
  • 1959 Gibson L-7C
  • 1951 Gibson ES 350
  • Grez Gibson TL Custom
  • Andersen Little Archie and Electric Archie
  • 1939 Epiphone Broadway

All guitars set up and repaired by  Tom at www.mikelull.com

Many of the above guitars are loaded with Lollar Pickups.

An ever changing pedal board that currently contains :
Korg Blackout tuner, RC Booster, Honey Bee OD, Strymon Lex, Strymon Flint, Echo Baby,  Free The Tone Red Jasper and Final Boost, Rocket Pedals the Dude

Depending on the venue I will use one of the following amps:

Fender Princeton Reissue
Quilter 101 Reverb and Tone Block 202
Fuchs ODS 50 and  “Princeton”
Sunnyside K-Verb 40
1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb
Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue
Henriksen the Bud and Forte
Ethos Overdrive amp

I am an artist endorser for the following companies:

D’Addario Strings and Planet Waves accessories. www.Daddario.com
Lollar Pickups    www.lollarguitars.com
Henriksen Amps www.henriksenamplifiers.com 
Fuchs Amps www.fuchsaudiotechnology.com
Ethos Overdrive www.customtonesinc.com


About Tim

World renowned guitarist educator and Emmy award winning composer, Tim is  a member of the legendary Northwest Gypsy Jazz Group Pearl Django and popular duo with Jamie Findlay. In between gigs with PD  and Jamie, Tim tries to play as many Solo Guitar performance as he can fit into the schedule.

In addition to his live playing and recording schedule Tim is also a well respected and popular teacher with a busy schedule of private lessons, classes and workshops. Recent activities include new Master Class courses with TrueFire, Jazz Guitar Camps with Frank Vignola, an Instructional  DVD for Hal Leonard Publishing,  Master Class Videos for JazzGuitarSociety.com and a regular column in Fingerstyle Guitar Journal. For those players who don’t live near Seattle Tim is now offering private lessons via Skype.

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