A Superb Guitar

What makes a superb guitar?

I am often asked, “What make a guitar worth thousands of dollars, particularly something as simple as the Strat or Tele. It’s simply the quality of the components, and the skill and attention with which it is built.

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Frankly, it is inconceivable to me that any manufacturers specializing in Custom built guitars could in good conscience charge 5 to 10 thousand dollars for a Strat or a Tele. I know what’s in them and there is no way, short of using truly exotic materials. How about a solid gold tremolo? Once you get to around 3500.00 you have just about used the best, most visually appealing of anything you could find to make a guitar from.

If you use quality parts and someone puts them together that knows what they are doing, the results are a superbly playing guitar every time. It’s that easy. 

What follows is a brief synopsis of how I build them.

The Neck
The Body
The Electronics and Final Assembly