All instruments are designed and crafted in our Chicago shop.

On August 27, 2019, a worthless human broke into our shop. All but one guitar pictured below was stolen, along with every guitar and bass I own and a guitar that belonged to a friend/client. They made off with 13 instruments, among them was every handmade instrument in my inventory. It was a devastating loss. The Kat (AKA the Sole Survivor, the Last Kat Standing, the Reject) was somehow spared, probably because the thief’s arms were full. It sold just a few days later. So for the foreseeable future, all instruments listed here are now only available for preorder.

If you see any of these in the wild, please contact us. Anyone who negotiates the safe return of all the stolen instruments can keep the instrument of their choice, with lifetime service. (Minus the SG. That belongs to Josh) That’s not a joke—our entire inventory was wiped out and we’d much rather have than 11 than 0. If you’re not up for playing detective, go on over to the shop and smash that preorder button. And Mr. Garbagehuman, if you are reading this, fuck you.

The elusive creature emerges   You’ve seen a picture of it. Heard rumors. Now hold one.

The elusive creature emerges

You’ve seen a picture of it. Heard rumors. Now hold one.

Red watercolor no-nonsense rocker   Simple, durable, fire-engine red. What else do you need?

Red watercolor no-nonsense rocker

Simple, durable, fire-engine red. What else do you need?

Walnut Harmony-inspired beauty   Strato pre-dates the caster.

Walnut Harmony-inspired beauty

Strato pre-dates the caster.

The myrtle five-string weirdo   Acoustic Quintos are made to order, giving each distinct details.

The myrtle five-string weirdo

Acoustic Quintos are made to order, giving each distinct details.

Our regional hero   Old-growth pine shines through Tele’s nitro finish.

Our regional hero

Old-growth pine shines through Tele’s nitro finish.

Here it is.   The past is the present.

Here it is.

The past is the present.

Big, beautiful boy   Boldly dressed in white and off-white. not everybody can pull it off.

Big, beautiful boy

Boldly dressed in white and off-white. not everybody can pull it off.

‘nother one bit the dust   Unapologetically angular.

‘nother one bit the dust

Unapologetically angular.

Hardcore, unbreakable, batwing bass   Two carbon-fiber rods add serious durability

Hardcore, unbreakable, batwing bass

Two carbon-fiber rods add serious durability

The real thing (almost)   We even beat it up a little.

The real thing (almost)

We even beat it up a little.