Earthy Elemental Custom Guitars
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be a guitar builder. Why put the time and effort into making something anyone can get at guitar center for $300? Why build something that a lot of musicians can’t afford? I’ve come to a couple of conclusions. First, I love to create and build things. Guitar building just happens to combine my accumulated skill set and background in music very well. Second, those $300 off-the-shelf guitars leave much to be desired. Having a custom, personalized instrument can inspire musicians to bring their craft to another level. So I guess at the end of the day, that’s what it’s about for me – creating high quality tools that inspire musicians.
Here are some pictures of an evolving chambered electric guitar. Its made from birds-eye maple, both front and back are book-matched from the same board for a symmetrical pattern in the grain. The top thickness will end up to be about an eight of an inch. The neck will be Bolivian Rosewood. Most of the hardware and electronics are to be decided although the plan at least in part is to put a recessed tune-o-matic style bridge with through-body stringing.