July 31st, 2012, 02:02 PM
So about a year ago, I sold a hand made guitar through a local guitar shop near my workplace (It was the 5th guitar that I had built). The guy who bought it used it in some shows over the course of that year and changed the thickness of the neck. (I like the heavier neck) After a little more than a year he brought it back to sell through the same guitar shop. I saw it there after the shop owner said it had just come back in the last week and the first owner was pretty much just trying to break even. A week later it was gone and the shop owner told me the name of the buyer... Jim Peterik of the Ides of March and Survivor. I was shocked! Then last week I was back in the same guitar shop to pick up some parts and he (Jim Peterik) was in there to pick up some guitars he dropped off for setup. He was pleased with the similarity of the guitar I had made a "1958 Flying V" even when standing it side by side with the REAL THING. He even asked me if I somehow found some blueprints from Gibson. He also said he has already been playing it on stage and he has no plans to change the guitar except to have the lacquer repaired on the back of the neck from the work (thinning the neck) that the first owner did.
So does anybody else have a story of a famous or semi-famous musician buying or otherwise owning a guitar that you made? Pictures?
My 58 Flying V build page... http://madebydave.yolasite.com/flying-v-build.php
July 31st, 2012, 02:20 PM
July 31st, 2012, 02:28 PM
That is really amazing! Keep up that good work!
July 31st, 2012, 03:01 PM
Wow! Cool story. Just a man and his will to survive...
August 1st, 2012, 04:29 PM
Here is a pic from the shop.
March 9th, 2013, 10:44 AM
Finally found him in a video with it!
March 9th, 2013, 11:36 AM
picture one Youngblood
i go to the show and i always have one of my builds in my car
so talking backstage whit the bandmembers and showing them one of my builds
they triyng it unpluged and take it on stage
the same story to almost every band i talkt whit
pic. 2 this Kid
metalband they have my guitar about a year now and still the same comments
sounds like a beast :)
pic. 3 Random ten
they take the metalcaster on stage and fore a moment my guitar was on TV
March 9th, 2013, 04:42 PM
4:46 and up. Look for the man with the hat, the cherry Jr. is mine.
40.000 people crowd :mrgreen:
April 12th, 2013, 01:12 PM
here is the band koyle testing one of my promo guitars on stage :)
i got nice comments and alot of pictures
April 12th, 2013, 01:28 PM
This fellow has a couple of ours out on world tour.. He's pretty good. :shock::mrgreen:
Colt W. Knight
April 12th, 2013, 01:45 PM
April 12th, 2013, 01:48 PM
James Williamson has 5 of mine (well, 3 steels, a guitar and a uke).
Oliver Leiber owns one of my Challenge builds.
April 19th, 2013, 06:43 PM
aim the oficial sponsor of headbangersball
gonna build and donate a one of a kind flying V headbangersball guitar
they gonna sell it and the money gose to the children cancer trust
hre is the design and a picture of headbangersball (find my logo) :grin: