September 28th, 2013
We have 1 guitar for sale.
361 is a wonderful Improv:
Mahogany Back, Sides and Neck, Master Grade Sitka Top, Macassar Ebony Fretboard, Headstock, Tailpiece, and Pickguard, 25″ Scale, 1 3/4″ Nut, 6150 Fretwire, Shadow Atilla Zoller Pickup Red Top and Toned Back Nitro Finish, Faber Bridge, 7lb 7oz
September 28th, 2013
Chuck sent me this wonderful photo of Craig Fuller of Pure Prairie League and Little Feat enjoying his Improv. Chuck and I are honored that great players like Craig and Walter Becker are playing his guitars.
September 28th, 2013
I want to share with you a wonderful experience I had this week.
I had the privilege of going to Boston to see Steely Dan at the Wang Theatre; there were free tickets to the show and VIP passes waiting for me. I was put into a room, and in a short time the tour manager NiteBob came in, introduced himself and said Walter Becker would be in shortly.
Within moments, Walter walked through the door. I shook his hand and told him that it was an honor and a pleasure to meet him, and in a gracious manner he said it was his pleasure to meet me. I opened the guitar case with the Walnut Contoured Legend Special #371 that I took to show him and he fell in love with it, played it, handed it to NiteBob. After NiteBob played it, Walter played it again and then bought it on the spot.
Robin and I were taken upstairs to see the show and experience one of the greatest rock bands the world has ever known. I have seen quite a few concerts in my life but very seldom does a band sound as good live as they do on their albums, Steely Dan was every bit as good live as any of their recordings.
And on top of all that, Walter played two of my guitars, HTL #339 and Legend #297, on something like 6 or 7 songs, I was so struck by seeing such an icon playing my guitars that I didn’t even keep track of which songs he played them on.
I can’t begin to thank Walter and NiteBob enough for being such gentlemen, and for the gracious hospitality they bestowed on myself and Robin.
September 17th, 2013
I’ve posted the photos we’ve done of the latest batch.
There are some new things this time, including an Elite with a maple burl top and back. At a customer’s request, Chuck also styled 2 guitars after famous Gretsch models.
This batch also included some stunning Koa, Tazmanian Blackwood and Walnut instruments. It was a joy to photograph these guitars. They sound fantastic too!
June 5th, 2013
I don’t have photos up for some of the earliest guitars, either because there is missing data as to which guitar the photos belong to, or because I never had that chance to shoot a particular guitar.
Jay Wright has just come into possession of guitar #1, and had the wonderful idea to take some photos so that we could have this important guitar on the site.
The photos are great, and they hit the spot.
Thank you Jay!!!
Photos of guitar #1
May 17th, 2013
I’ve posted the latest batch in the gallery.
Chuck has done some amazing guitars this batch, including his first Tazmanian Blackwood body. As always, Chuck has striven to make each batch even better than the one before, and I think it really shows!
March 26th, 2013
The website update is finally finished. Since we were revising our menus, as well as transitioning to a new server setup, Chuck and I took the opportunity to go back through the whole site, replacing outdated photos and making sure that our specs, options and detail are all correct.
Everybody, thanks for your patience while we got this done!
March 21st, 2013
I’m pleased to announce that Walter Becker of Steely Dan has now purchased three guitars, Legend #297 Improv #303 and HTL #339.
There’s an old saying that goes ” A Rock Guitarist Will Play 3 Chords In Front Of 3000 People While a Jazz Guitarist Will Play 3000 Chords In Front Of 3 People,”
Walter Becker is talented enough and smart enough to have figured out how to do both.
I am truly honored for such a great musician to play my guitars.
March 14th, 2013
I know the website is slow and buggy right now. We are on a legacy server with our host, who didn’t bother to inform us that they are phasing out the service we have been using for the past few years. We are in the process of moving to a new service.
Unfortunately, I can’t pull the trigger on the change until I get a glitch with our domain host straightened out, which will take a few more days.
Thanks for being patient with us!
March 8th, 2013
I’m migrating the website to a new hosting service, so there will be some sporadic website outages over the next few days. Thanks in advance for your patience.
When this is done, the site should be a lot faster.