who we are
We are custom builders specializing in handmade electric guitars in Los Angeles, Ca. We want to build you something you'll fall in love with.
Guitar player for 25 years and builder for 15. California Institute of the Arts 2001 and teacher and luthier at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, Ca since 2004.
Singer, guitar player, and electronic musician. Boat repair and wood working in North Hollywood and San Pedro, Ca.
This is the garage we borrow to build our guitars. We are looking forward to moving into our own shop in the new year.
We are not just builders, we are players. We love vintage guitars from the 50's and 60's for their tone and authenticity.
We want to strip away all the things that get in the way of artistic expression. Let us build you a tool you could not do without.
In order of importance: 1.Sound, 2.Feel, 3.Vibe. Below are the things we think we are offering that not too many builders are. We make guitars that are undeniably hand made and personal. Every guitar shop is full of perfect guitars with limited soul and sterile feel. Our goal is to make you a family heirloom.
We believe, through years of playing all types of guitars, the key to great tone starts with a thick neck. It produces a fullness to high notes and a growl to lower. Our necks are surprisingly comfortable because they make full contact with your hand and not just between your thumb and fingertip.
old low ohm pickups
We buy old low ohm pickups to put in our guitars. They force the amp to work harder and produce a wider range of dynamics when you did your pick or finger in. One pickup and 50's LP Jr. wiring is the most direct and true sound going into your pedals or amp.
Very thin Laquer
Violin players have known for years that an instrument must breath to age and open up the tone. We have a proprietary finish that is soft to the touch and degrades quickly picking up all your wear marks like a great pair of jeans. We love the way old guitar finishes crack and breakdown. Here's a new way put your personal stamp on your guitar without waiting 30 years.
Who they are
Kieth and David Megna are passionate about building the best sounding amps in the coolest cabinets..
Hand-wired tube amps based on Fender blackface Princeton amps of the 60's. Low wattage amps that start to breakup at around 5 on the volume. Simple bass and treble controls.
Everywhere we take these amps we get wide eyes and ears. A look and sound that gets attention.
Kieth and David Megna in their garage/shop. A real family business.
kickstarter & Price
We are a guitar start-up
Stay tuned in the next few months for our Kickstarter. We are looking to get 20 preorders to get ourselves into our own shop and buy some of the more expensive specialty tools. We want people to be able to afford a custom hand built guitar so we are pricing the guitars at $1599 for the campaign. Thanks for reading this far and drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org