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Barry Grzebik of Grez Guitars: “Making guitars is not where you go to make a fabulous living. It’s where you go because you’re enjoying...

A successful career in sound-system design and acoustical engineering might seem the long way round into guitar making. But it all kinda’ makes sense when high-end electric and flat-top acoustic instruments are the goal.

How Josh Scott built JHS Pedals from the ground up: “It’s a total accident that was incredibly hard to do”

While working as a gigging guitarist throughout the southeastern United States, Josh Scott’s love for the guitar bloomed into a talent for electronics and design that he barely knew he possessed.

“You have to make a product people don’t know they need yet”: John Woodland, guitar designer and Mastery Bridge founder

There’s a lot more to this present-day pioneer than bridge and vibrato manufacturing. From probing C.F. Martin’s long-lost document archives to pondering the ethics of modern-day product design, the Minneapolis-based maker proves a real all-rounder.

“Back in 2000 to 2005, what we would call a boutique pedal was different”: Pedal maker Brian Wampler on the ‘B-word’

Brian Wampler made the transition from garage workbench to custom manufacturing some time ago, and the artists lining up to declare their allegiance have helped make his effects mainstays of the market.

“If you’re building guitars you’d want for yourself, you’re more passionate about it”: guitar maker Don Grosh

Riding skateboards and modding BMX bikes in SoCal in the 1970s, Don Grosh grew up in the shadow of some of the world’s biggest guitar manufacturers, but the key for this respected builder lies in keeping it small.
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