Manos Platakis has studied theory of music and has been playing the guitar since 1988. He has been teaching since 1996. Appearances include Athens and Thessaloniki Concert Halls. He is one of the most sought-after guitarists for recordings, TV shows, and live performances and he has collaborated with the most famous Greek singers, such as: Dalaras, Marinella, Mitropanos, Voskopoulos, Glykeria, Makedonas, Bassis, Lekkas, Moutsatsou, Aslanidou, Vandi, Kokkinou, Sfakianakis, Garbi, Paparizou, Rouvas, Martakis, Kalomoira, Tamta, Nino, Schinas, Zaharatos, Korkolis, Varthakouris, Mazonakis, Ploutarchos, Kourkoulis, Theodoridou, Iliadi, Adamantidis, Terzis, Karras, Melas, Gonidis, Makropoulos, Angelopoulos, Christodoulopoulos, Kostopoulos, Economopoulos, Akritidis, Dimitriou, Stanisi, Samiou, Merkouri, Kelekidou, Tsalikis, Karafotis, Livieratos, Pyrovolakis, and many others.
Originally designed as ideal practice and travel instruments, the steel-string SLG100S quickly became popular with touring guitarists enamored with its practical, feedback-free live applications and modern jet-age appearance.