Located in Arkansas, Aviva Pilgrim hand builds each instrument from her intimate workshop with a focus on methods and designs inspired by the early 1900s. Here, she discusses the influence her old-time string band has on her luthiery, being a female guitar maker and ensuring each instrument has a personal touch, from consultations with every customer to hand printing the label inside the body.
We sat down with the presenter and fuzz connoisseur to discuss the extensive R&D process behind the pedal that’s taken the internet by storm, smashing guitars, and always needing a signature dishes on his rider.
The revered luthier studied under the tutelage of Ervin Somogyi, developing into one of the most in-demand builders in the world today. Here he discusses selling all his possessions to study abroad and developing a close relationship with every customer.
Developed from his position as a session player, Jackson Brooksby took to YouTube to showcase the gear that helps aspiring guitarists to develop their careers, creating a revered channel with an endearingly loyal fanbase. Here, he discusses his secret love of country and how an A chord can tell you all you need to know about a guitar.