The Gift of a Custom Guitar

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The holidays are right around the corner. Do you have a guitar enthusiast on your list? At Phoenix Guitar Company, we can’t think of a more perfect present than a brand-new guitar. If you’re local to California, a custom guitar can be previewed in our shop by you. If you’re not local, don’t fret. We can still work closely with you to create the perfect instrument for your loved one. This year, give your guitar enthusiast a gift they’ll love.

 Guitar Playing Passion

Those who are truly passionate about playing the guitar will tell you there’s nothing that compares to the experience. People can feel connected to their guitar and the music they produce. Maybe you have a sibling, parent, spouse or friend that feels this way about this instrument. Those with a fine appreciation for guitars deserve a quality instrument to play.

Many Guitar Types

We have a variety of guitar and guitar inlays to choose from. No matter if the recipient of this gift plays an archtop guitar, steel string guitar or nylon string/classical guitar, we have a model to suit them. Furthermore, we like to work hand-in-hand with our customers. There are many customizable options along the way, including wood inlays, and any other requests.

Give the Gift of Music

Around the holidays, there’s no greater feeling than giving the perfect gift. If the guitar lover on your list deserves to be spoiled this holiday season, give them the gift of music. Our guitars are hand-crafted with only the finest materials. They’re also crafted with an extreme attention to detail. When you buy one of our guitars, you know you’re getting a quality instrument.

Looking to order a high-quality custom guitar for a loved one for the holidays? Order today by calling 480-239-4055 or contact us online.

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The Gift of a Custom Guitar

Posted by & filed under Custom Guitars.

The holidays are right around the corner. Do you have a guitar enthusiast on your list? At Phoenix Guitar Company, we can’t think of a more perfect present than a brand-new guitar. If you’re local to California, a custom guitar can be previewed in our shop by you. If you’re not local, don’t fret. We can still work closely with you to create the perfect instrument for your loved one. This year, give your guitar enthusiast a gift they’ll love.

 Guitar Playing Passion

Those who are truly passionate about playing the guitar will tell you there’s nothing that compares to the experience. People can feel connected to their guitar and the music they produce. Maybe you have a sibling, parent, spouse or friend that feels this way about this instrument. Those with a fine appreciation for guitars deserve a quality instrument to play.

Many Guitar Types

We have a variety of guitar and guitar inlays to choose from. No matter if the recipient of this gift plays an archtop guitar, steel string guitar or nylon string/classical guitar, we have a model to suit them. Furthermore, we like to work hand-in-hand with our customers. There are many customizable options along the way, including wood inlays, and any other requests.

Give the Gift of Music

Around the holidays, there’s no greater feeling than giving the perfect gift. If the guitar lover on your list deserves to be spoiled this holiday season, give them the gift of music. Our guitars are hand-crafted with only the finest materials. They’re also crafted with an extreme attention to detail. When you buy one of our guitars, you know you’re getting a quality instrument.

Looking to order a high-quality custom guitar for a loved one for the holidays? Order today by calling 480-239-4055 or contact us online.

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The Gift of a Custom Guitar

Posted by & filed under Custom Guitars.

The holidays are right around the corner. Do you have a guitar enthusiast on your list? At Phoenix Guitar Company, we can’t think of a more perfect present than a brand-new guitar. If you’re local to California, a custom guitar can be previewed in our shop by you. If you’re not local, don’t fret. We can still work closely with you to create the perfect instrument for your loved one. This year, give your guitar enthusiast a gift they’ll love.

 Guitar Playing Passion

Those who are truly passionate about playing the guitar will tell you there’s nothing that compares to the experience. People can feel connected to their guitar and the music they produce. Maybe you have a sibling, parent, spouse or friend that feels this way about this instrument. Those with a fine appreciation for guitars deserve a quality instrument to play.

Many Guitar Types

We have a variety of guitar and guitar inlays to choose from. No matter if the recipient of this gift plays an archtop guitar, steel string guitar or nylon string/classical guitar, we have a model to suit them. Furthermore, we like to work hand-in-hand with our customers. There are many customizable options along the way, including wood inlays, and any other requests.

Give the Gift of Music

Around the holidays, there’s no greater feeling than giving the perfect gift. If the guitar lover on your list deserves to be spoiled this holiday season, give them the gift of music. Our guitars are hand-crafted with only the finest materials. They’re also crafted with an extreme attention to detail. When you buy one of our guitars, you know you’re getting a quality instrument.

Looking to order a high-quality custom guitar for a loved one for the holidays? Order today by calling 480-239-4055 or contact us online.

Why Choose a Custom Guitar

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Are you thinking about getting a new guitar? Well then, you’ve come to the right place. At Phoenix Guitar Company, we can make you a custom guitar to your specifications. There’s nothing like a custom handmade guitar tailored just for you. Whether you play many performances or you just like to strum away on your own time, we’ll have a guitar to fit your needs.

Designed with You in Mind

A custom guitar is like no other. While it may look like other models, your guitar will be crafted solely with you in mind. When you go to a guitar store and pick out a guitar from a large guitar manufacturer, you’re choosing a guitar and making it yours. With a custom guitar, it’s the other way around. The guitar is already yours before it’s even created. Having a custom guitar created gives you more flexibility and more overall beauty.

High Quality

When you have a custom guitar made, you’ll know you’re getting a high quality product. Only the best quality supplies are selected to make our guitars. When each piece of the guitar is of the finest quality, the overall product will be the best on the market. A high-quality guitar not only looks good, but sounds good as well. You’ll be able to tell the difference when you play one of our creations.

 Hand Crafted

Each guitar that is produced by Phoenix Guitar Company has been skillfully crafted by hand. The attention to detail is unmatched. Those working on your guitar are true masters of their craft. It’s not common to find things still carefully created by hand. When you find something you really love, having it handcrafted can make all the difference.

If you’re in the market for a custom guitar, give us a call today at 480-664-6315 or contact us online.

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Why Choose a Custom Guitar

Posted by & filed under Custom Guitars.

Are you thinking about getting a new guitar? Well then, you’ve come to the right place. At Phoenix Guitar Company, we can make you a custom guitar to your specifications. There’s nothing like a custom handmade guitar tailored just for you. Whether you play many performances or you just like to strum away on your own time, we’ll have a guitar to fit your needs.

Designed with You in Mind

A custom guitar is like no other. While it may look like other models, your guitar will be crafted solely with you in mind. When you go to a guitar store and pick out a guitar from a large guitar manufacturer, you’re choosing a guitar and making it yours. With a custom guitar, it’s the other way around. The guitar is already yours before it’s even created. Having a custom guitar created gives you more flexibility and more overall beauty.

High Quality

When you have a custom guitar made, you’ll know you’re getting a high quality product. Only the best quality supplies are selected to make our guitars. When each piece of the guitar is of the finest quality, the overall product will be the best on the market. A high-quality guitar not only looks good, but sounds good as well. You’ll be able to tell the difference when you play one of our creations.

 Hand Crafted

Each guitar that is produced by Phoenix Guitar Company has been skillfully crafted by hand. The attention to detail is unmatched. Those working on your guitar are true masters of their craft. It’s not common to find things still carefully created by hand. When you find something you really love, having it handcrafted can make all the difference.

If you’re in the market for a custom guitar, give us a call today at 480-664-6315 or contact us online.

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Guitar Playing: A Lifelong Passion

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You may have chosen to play the guitar many years ago for a variety of reasons. Maybe you wanted to learn to play the classics, new hits or write music of your own. Whatever the reason was, playing the guitar is both a personal and possibly social pursuit. Connecting with a guitar is a beautiful experience. For the best guitar playing experience, you need the best guitar. A custom guitar, crafted with you in mind, is a way to experience guitar playing like no other. It’s just another way to indulge your lifelong passion.

Lifelong Hobby

We don’t think it’s impossible to teach new tricks to an old dog. Playing the guitar provides a lifelong learning opportunity. As you know, once you learn how to play, it’s something that will stick with you for the rest of your life. It’s your own personal form of entertainment and expression, all at the same time. You can use your guitar to connect to others, in a way not many other pursuits can’t. Lifelong friendships can be formed, and you can pass on the passion to future generations.

Express Yourself

How do you express yourself? Playing the guitar provides you with a unique avenue to express yourself through song. Throughout the years, you may have had the experience of writing and playing your own songs, which we find to be one of the best possible ways to express ourselves. If you haven’t had that experience, you’ve probably played songs that have been very meaningful to you. Playing the guitar is a way to let a little bit of your soul shine through. It can help you to connect to other kindred spirits. Guitar playing can bring people together.

Why did you take up playing the guitar? Share your story with us on Facebook!

Are you looking for a unique, custom guitar to play? Give us a call today at 480-664-6315 or contact us online.

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Guitar Playing: A Lifelong Passion

Posted by & filed under Custom Guitars.

You may have chosen to play the guitar many years ago for a variety of reasons. Maybe you wanted to learn to play the classics, new hits or write music of your own. Whatever the reason was, playing the guitar is both a personal and possibly social pursuit. Connecting with a guitar is a beautiful experience. For the best guitar playing experience, you need the best guitar. A custom guitar, crafted with you in mind, is a way to experience guitar playing like no other. It’s just another way to indulge your lifelong passion.

Lifelong Hobby

We don’t think it’s impossible to teach new tricks to an old dog. Playing the guitar provides a lifelong learning opportunity. As you know, once you learn how to play, it’s something that will stick with you for the rest of your life. It’s your own personal form of entertainment and expression, all at the same time. You can use your guitar to connect to others, in a way not many other pursuits can’t. Lifelong friendships can be formed, and you can pass on the passion to future generations.

Express Yourself

How do you express yourself? Playing the guitar provides you with a unique avenue to express yourself through song. Throughout the years, you may have had the experience of writing and playing your own songs, which we find to be one of the best possible ways to express ourselves. If you haven’t had that experience, you’ve probably played songs that have been very meaningful to you. Playing the guitar is a way to let a little bit of your soul shine through. It can help you to connect to other kindred spirits. Guitar playing can bring people together.

Why did you take up playing the guitar? Share your story with us on Facebook!

Are you looking for a unique, custom guitar to play? Give us a call today at 480-664-6315 or contact us online.

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New Guitarmaking Class

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IMG_2107 Here are the woods selected by my student–a beautiful set of mango for the sides and back.

IMG_2109 In this photo, Tammy is using the thickness sander, getting her sides down to proper thickness before bending.

IMG_2118 Here is our FoxBender, with the first side being bent to shape.  The side has been wetted, and is being heated with a heat blanket between two sheets of steel, which hold the heat in.  We’ll leave the side in the bender for about 1/2 hr, then we’ll re-heat it, before clamping the side into the mold.

 

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New Guitarmaking Class

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IMG_2107 Here are the woods selected by my student–a beautiful set of mango for the sides and back.

IMG_2109 In this photo, Tammy is using the thickness sander, getting her sides down to proper thickness before bending.

IMG_2118 Here is our FoxBender, with the first side being bent to shape.  The side has been wetted, and is being heated with a heat blanket between two sheets of steel, which hold the heat in.  We’ll leave the side in the bender for about 1/2 hr, then we’ll re-heat it, before clamping the side into the mold.

 

Healdsburg Guitar Festival

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I just went to the Healdsburg Guitar Festival, showing off our guitars.  It was a great time, and I got to see some of my favorite folks in our industry.  Below is a photo of our booth  The small archtop on the far right is one that sold at the show.

Phoenix Guitar Company at Healdsburg Guitar Festival

Here is me with Bob Benedetto (left).  Great guy, and one of the biggest names in our industry

Robert Benedetto and George Leach

Here is a very good friend, Mike Baranik (left).  He is an excellent guitar maker, who used to work here at the Phoenix Guitar Company.

Mike Baranik and George Leach

This is me with Tom Ribbecke.  Another great guy, who I’ve known for quite a few years.  Tom taught me how to carve an archtop.

Tom Ribbecke and George Leach

This next shot is me with Chuck Erickson (right), the “Duke of Pearl.”  Chuck is obviously quite a character, an extremely nice guy and very knowledgeable.

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Here I am with John Greven (right).  He’s another great luthier, highly respected in our industry, and has been very helpful in getting our finishing process under control.

George Leach and John Greven

Here’s another great guy, Grit Laskin, one of the top inlay artists in the world.  I had the chance to take a class from Grit a few years ago, and was glad to see him at the Healdsburg show to catch up.

George Leach and Grit Laskin

Speaking of inlay artists,  this is Larry Robinson, another of the world’s best.  Larry inlayed the millionth Martin.

Larry Robinson and George Leach

Here is Harvey Leach (no relation). I’ve known Harvey for a long time, seeing him at NAMM and Healdsburg.  Another great guy, and phenomenal inlay artist.  He inlayed the 1.5 millionth Martin guitar.

Harvey Leach and George Leach

Last, but certainly not least, is Pete Pancrazi.  Pete is a very good friend, and excellent jazz guitarist here in the Phoenix area.  In the photo below, he is playing my demo concert, using one of our 17″ archtops.  Many thanks to Pete, and also to Bruce Bjorna for loaning me his guitar to show off at the festival.

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