Abel Guier

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Abel Guier
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Abel playing with Gandhi in Jazz Café, Costa Rica.
Background information
Birth name Abel Guier
Born (1972-05-19) 19 May 1972 (age 44)
San José, Costa Rica
Origin San José, Costa Rica
Genres Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Bass Guitarist, songwriter
Instruments Bass Guitar, guitar
Years active 1993 - present
Associated acts Gandhi
Website http://www.grupogandhi.com

Abel Guier is the bass guitarist for the Costa Rican music group Gandhi. He also plays with Parque en el Espacio and Villegas, both very well known bands as well.

Abel joined Gandhi in 1996, before the recording of their first album El Jardín del Corazón. He knew the rest of the band from their highschool years. He began playing bass at age 16, inspired by Steve Harris from Iron Maiden and Cliff Burton from Metallica. From the beginning he liked the bass, but mostly he wanted to write as a way of expression. He is a lyricist and songwriter, and has a dark style, but sensitive at the same time, as he grew up listening to progressive bands such as Genesis and Pink Floyd. He currently teaches bass and music privately, and when not performing or teaching, he takes care of his cattle and ranch in Alajuela. He enjoys playing and watching soccer games, reading, and listening to music. Guier is also the bass player for the band Parque en el Espacio and Villegas.[1]


  1. ^ Pardo, Arturo (20 May 2010). "Vía web, hoy Parque en el Espacio tocará en formato reducido" (in Spanish). Nacion. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2010.