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My Personal Collection

Blackguard 0090 by Nacho Banoz

For those unfamiliar with Nacho Banos, he's considered one of the foremost experts on/students of Blackguard Teles in the world and his The Blackguard Book is considered the bible on the subject. Beyond all that, he's one hell of a Blackguard builder and simply one of the nicest human beings you'll ever talk to.

Gibson Les Paul Collectors Choice 15A #43 of 300

The first '58 to be offered in the Collector's Choice range, it also happens to be owned by Grammy award winning artist Greg Martin of The Kentucky Headhunters. One of the late 1958 models that was built to early 1959 specs, it is also a rarity. All of that aside, the guitar is one of those that has faded to a gorgeous dark, dirty lemon burst with layer upon layer of personality in its finish! Traded this one for a Santa Cruz 000 and decided to keep her because of her tone and sustain. Extra's are the low weight (3,7 kg) and the fabulous aging job by Tom Murphy.


Number One

This is my true number one. This baby came into my life when I was 17. While eating at a local diner with friends we came up with the idea of starting a hard rock band. I had a couple of lessons when I was 12 and suggested to play the guitar. We all agreed and I went out and bought this wonderfull 1976 Ibanez Les Paul model which was later to be know as the Lawsuit Les Paul because these instrument were exact copies of the Gibson Les Paul. She followed me all my life and was totally used for all sorts of electronic experimentation (three pickups, numeous switches, stereo out etc.).

Rozawood Bellissimo Full Brazilian Rosewood

On my first visit to Roman Zajicek's workshop near Prague I met this beauty. This is his first Bellisimo model built with the finest Brazilian Rosewood one can find. The top in the Bellisimo model is special...very, very special! Roman calls this construction a 'double wood top'. An mastergrade Spruce top is overlaid by a very thin plate of solid Mastergrade Brazilian Rosewood of the same tree as back and sides. The Brazilian Rosewood is quarter sawn and then glued on the Spruce top and then sanded to 0,5 mm thickness.

The Les Paul Historics 57-58-59 Collection

Once upon a time I had a dream of owning a Les Paul. I started with an 1974 Ibanez lawsuit Les Paul and played that guitar until the frets fell of. My dear friend Rob is putting her back together again. As soon as she is finished I´ll put her next to the Historics collection.

My Personal Collection

My personal collection of fine guitars are the ones that seduced me not to pass ownership. They all have a story that is worth sharing over a good cup of coffee, a fine bottle of wine or that one special single malt whiskey from the Scottisch islands for example.

Martin D-35 Custom 50th Anniversary

As part of a limited run of guitars commemorating the model's 50th Anniversary, C.F. Martin is offering this custom made D-35 made with Guatemalan Rosewood back & sides. Guatemalan rosewood (Dalbergia tucarensis) is a Central American Dalbergia species, in the same genus as Brazilian. However, unlike Brazilian, It is legal to ship without special permits. This sublime Martin the boomy, round low end with a strong and shimmering voice and colorful overtones that keeps players coming back to a D-35.

Diamond-28 Brazilian Rosewood - Old Alpine Spruce

When we had the idea of opening up a dedicated guitar shop I wanted to mark this moment in a special way. They idea of having a special guitar build for the occassion was born. Since I already owned a Santa Cruz Brazilian D the idea of having my own named D was tempting. So inspired bij C.F. Martin I asked on of the worlds best luthiers Roman Zajicek build a D to my specs. We then named her Diamond-28. Visitor to the shop that played her soon nicknamed her the ´Brazilian Babe´ because of the extensive use of this prized wood.