Howard Buzz Feiten was a born musician hailing from an upper middle class family. His family too had traces of music connection, with his mother, Pauline being a classical Pianist. Buzz Feiten’s dad Howard Sr., was a Pilot with the Airliners. Hailing from North America, Feiten was bought up in Centreport, New York. Buzz Feiten was more lovingly known as “Buzzy” amongst his schoolmates.
Buzz Feiten was known more for his multiple talents of not just playing the guitar, but also constructing new guitar or repairing damaged instruments, thus allowing him to be graded as a “Luthier” (one who can repair or make a new instrument, generally associated with stringed instruments). Fieten’s expertise was on Lead and Rhythm guitarist, but Buzz Feiten was more considered as an expert of Modern Guitars when he successfully improved the instrument itself with a unique, patented, scientifically-designed tuning system which re-configures its stringboard / neck for more accurate tonality. Buzz Feiten is also famous for his Tuning Systems.
As a young child, Buzz Feiten studied many musical instruments and his first foray into the music world was through the High School Band “The Reason Why”. This group has been quite successful on Long Island and a couple of their songs went to occupy the top slot on Billboard Top 100 for sometime.
Buzz Feiten toured several times on Concert tours, Albums etc since the late 1960’s. His first tryst with the big guns of the musical world was in 1967 when Buzz Feiten performed alongside Eric Clapton in New York City, which catapulted him to stardom and was beginning to be known as the new Wonderkid. Buzz Feiten then joined Paul Butterfield’s Blues band and saw his performance improving with every show and thus allowing him to fine tune his skills. As and when Buzz Feiten grew in the music world, his name Buzzy went on to become modified as “Buzz”. Feiten has so far performed with some of the famous goups such as The Rascals, Bob Dylan, The Brecker Brothers, Bruce Willis, Gregg Allman, James Taylor, Wilson Pickett, Chaka Khan, Olivia Newton-John etc to name a few.