Don’t talk to Phil Jamison about the supposed magical ‘eras’ of Matchless amplifiers, thank you very much. They have all been great, and there’s evidence the California maker is building them better than ever.
It’s one of the most divisive and debated aspects of modern guitar building, but whether you hate it or love it, nobody has done more to popularise the concept of artificially aged guitars than the Fender Custom Shop.
Can you still fly the ‘boutique’ flag once your roster hits 50 employees and you’ve won a Small Business Exporter Of The Year Award? EQD’s Jamie Stillman and Julie Robbins talk maintaining the small-shop attitude in a big-shop world.