“I really wanted to do something artistic with this guitar. I wanted to make a monster player out of the last few pieces of Koa that I had. This instrument certainly lives up to that expectation. I went a little overboard with the looks on this one, but sacrificed nothing regarding its smooth playability.” SPECS: […]Read More
Mike painted a blue and white bass for Rick Savage of Def Leppard. He was on a special charity tour and at some point the bass was given away to one lucky person. This guitar is a collaborative effort on the part Mike and Jake from Willoughby Music. This custom painted Jackson PC1 was hand […]Read More
SOLD!! The Pharaoh was such a success – we decided to create a series of Egyptian Guitars. This is the 2nd: ANUBIS This spec build is a mahogany bodied Icon Jr with Maple Neck and Cocobolo fretboard. It has all gold hardware, including a recessed Schaller Floyd Rose with FU Big Block Upgrade. It is […]Read More
SOLD!! Mike built this spec model alongside a custom order. This is yet another of the ever-popular Flak Jacket model – only this time it’s a 7-String!! SPECS: Mahogany Body – Flak Jacket Model25 1/2″ ScaleMapleNeck ThruVery Slim “D” Profile with 16″-20″ compound radiusMacassar Ebony fretboardJumbo FretsSeymour Duncan Invader pickup2-Way truss rodGotoh bridge and tunersString […]Read More
The custom projects that come through the shop are always so fun and add real variety to the job. This vintage-finish classic was completed for a repeat customer who had a guitar body that he wanted “built out”. Mike built the neck, designed the fretboard, and did all the finishing and assembly. It is really […]Read More
Mike was commissioned to do a run of 6 She-Zombies for the Jackson Custom Shop. He used some famous models with sinister smiles to come up with this run of 6 lovely ladies that we affectionately call: AleronBellatrixCordeliaDrusillaEsmereldaFelicia One Guitar Center picked up the entire set and created an ad to sell them. Pretty neat […]Read More
What a crazy world we live in!! The Confederate Flag has always been a popular design on custom guitars – especially when it comes to Dimebag tribute pieces. Who knew that in 2020 all those guitars would be cancelled? Here are several customs that we did just in the last year.
Mike is always creating unique custom finishes for his guitars. These 2 builds were inspired by a license plate collection of Colorado plates Mike had in the shop. He liked it so much he eBay-ed classic Texas plates and made another. Both guitars were created from kits and where used as examples in one of […]Read More
This is a guitar build Mike completed for a local musician. He wanted a custom classic built on the basic style of the Randy Rhoads Gibson V Sandoval. Specs:Wood – Alder wings with 3 piece neckPick Ups – 2 HumbuckerControls – Les PaulBridge – ShallerScale Length – 25.5Frets – 24 JumboNeck Wood – 3 piece […]Read More
This classic design NEVER goes out of style and looks great EVERY time it is tried. Hot Rod Flames take anything to the next level of cool and are never the wrong choice!
Mike has painted quite a few guitars for Rich at Stormshadow Guitar Works in the UK. Here is the latest … The Reaper! Stormshadow Vanquish S4 “The Reaper” Specs: Alder Vanquish S4 Body Maple Neck / Rocklite Ebony BoardEx Jumbo 6000 Frets / R2 NutEMG Pickups KH “Bone Breaker” SetSchaller Lockmeister Floyd RoseFU-Tone.com Brass Block & SpringsMike […]Read More
This series of guitars was featured at the prestigious NAMM show in the Jackson booth! Mike was asked to portray the “7 Deadly Sins” on 7 guitars and the series was one of the spotlights at the show. Check these out: Envy, Gluttony, Greed , Lust, Pride, Sloth, and Wrath. Can you spot which is […]Read More