Builder Profiles

Jon Sullivan
 

Sully Guitars is a one man shop owned by Jon Sullivan, based out of Dallas, Texas. Sully builds high performance instruments that incorporate modern features (stainless steel frets, compound radius fretboards, improved ergonomics), and offers designs that straddle the line between the traditional and something fresh.

Everything is made with the player in mind. Sully strongly believes that the guitar should look great, play great, and sound great, but when you pick it up, it should get out of your way.

 

Fabrizio Paoletti

Like many of the best creations, Paoletti Guitars grew out of a strong understanding of the past and an artist’s active imagination for the future. Based in Tuscany, Italy, where from the end of the 19th century the Paoletti family once produced Chianti red wine, much of that thirst has been past down to Fabrizio Paoletti. In the spirit of paying reverence to the past and at the same time making the best use of the materials at hand, Paoletti began to make use of the ancient wine barrels left from the old family business. With many of these being made of 130-170 year old chestnut wood, it was soon realised that this gave the instruments a unique and impressive sound.

"This is the story behind my Wine Series instruments, today offered as Stratospheric, Nancy, LP, SG, V, DC and Skybass design. Visually the instruments are a mixture of the old and the new, with the Loft series replicating the chipped paint jobs of well-worn rock’n’roll guitars"

 

Patrick James Eggle


Over the decades Patrick has gained a reputation for designing and building some of the finest guitars in the world, some of which have been owned by icons such as Toni Iommi, Albert Lee and Rory Gallagher to name a very few.  His instruments feature regularly in world press and his opinions and expertise are saught out by institutions such as the BBC... He is a popular speaker at guitar exhibitions and music shows.

In the Early nineties Patrick ran guitar production at the Company in Coventry, England which bore his name.  In 1994 he parted company and has been working and trading independently ever since, living and working in both the UK and the USA.

Now husband and father of two, these days, he works with a small team of craftsmen, producing a limited number of both electric and flat top acoustic guitars from his bespoke workshop in Oswestry.
 

 

 

Joe Knaggs 

There are guitars, and then there are works of art. During his tenure as head of the Private Stock department at PRS, Joe Knaggs helped push their models firmly into the latter category. In 2009 he partnered with marketing/branding guru Peter Wolf to form Knaggs Guitars, a small team of builders and luthiers who are blazing new ground in the world of hand-made, boutique guitars. 

Joe hand selects tonewoods for their natural resonant frequencies in addition to their aesthetic value. This combination creates what many consider to be the very best guitars in the world today.

 

 

John Palir 

Palir Guitars is a small Louisiana business owned and operated by husband and wife John & Katie Palir.

Their main focus is creating nicely worn instruments with unmatched comfort, tone and playability. Their proprietary neck aging process makes them as smooth and playable as possible. When you first play a Palir you are immediately drawn in by the comfort, the clarity of pickups and overall sustain of the instrument. Palir creates unique new finishes as well as vintage inspired designs.

Something new, Something different, and Something with a bit of character. That's Palir Guitars.

 

 

Luxxtone Guitars


Luxxtone Guitars was created in 2012 in Southern California with a singular mission: to take the best of the vintage designs from the past and meld them with modern innovations of today.

Luxxtone Guitars are made using only the finest quality parts and materials, coupled with our own proprietary hardware and designs. Each and every guitar is a custom creation from master luthier Jerry Bizon, made to feel like a worn-in extension of the player's body and soul. In both tone and function, Luxxtone Guitars are the ultimate tool for musical self-expression.

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