shop is nestled in the trees near a couple of lakes just
a few minutes outside of Shelton Washington, in the beautiful
be more specific, the shop is actually Scott's garage and
is stuffed full of wood-working equipment, benches, tools,
and various guitar parts and supplies.
such a small operation helps to keep costs down. Since it
isn't a 10,000 square foot shop full of $20,000 CNC machines,
you are assured a great guitar at an honest price. No assembly
line, corporate style guitars here.
tend to run $1200-$1500 for a bolt on guitar, $1500-$2000
for a neck through, $1500-$2000 for a carved bolt on, and
$2000-$2500 for a carved neck through.
buy our parts in bulk or at dealer prices so we can offer
a custom made guitar at an affordable price. We have OEM
status with Seymour Duncan, EMG, Floyd Rose, and Hipshot
to name a few. If a customer would like something other
than those, we will install the requested components at
cost. No extra charge. No gouging. We're just making a living
building guitars, we ain't getting rich.
bought my first guitar at 16 and started playing professionally
at 21. From the beginning, I was always modifying and hot-rodding
my guitars to make them look cooler and play better. Now
in my 40s, I have graduated to making the instruments I
could only dream of when first starting out.
of my drive comes from remembering what it was like to want
a really cool looking guitar, but only having enough coin
to afford hock shop crap. Inevitably, I ended up with substandard
guitars, but with my interest in art, I was able to make
the instruments look great. I still own my first guitar,
but it would be totally unrecognizable by any former owner.
playing and tweaking guitars for years, I started building
them in my 30s. Now, in my 40s, I wish I had started in
my 20s. I love it. I've toured all over playing live music.
Building a guitar is the only thing that comes close to
that feeling. I guess, in a way, I get to live vicariously
through the instruments I create.
is not only an accomplished luthier and musician, but he
is quite an artist too. He often does logo designs and other
needed artworks for customers' bands.
the years he has done murals, portraits, signage, advertising,
and computer graphics. Here are a few examples of some of
the computer generated graphics he has done