Here's a little insight into what I believe to be important factors that make my guitars unique.
McGuire Guitars started out replicating well-known instruments from famous guitarists. This passion grew to include original examples of vintage instruments. I have been playing, repairing, mutating, arguing, and sometimes destroying guitars for about 15 years. It’s a love/hate relationship.
I believe when you pick up a guitar for the first time you should instantly feel that this is the right guitar for you. It should play and sound the way you need it to right away. You shouldn’t have to fight it. Playing such an instrument will instantly transform you into a better player.
This is such a widely argumentative subject that I can only base it on my own preferences. I believe an electric guitar should sound great acoustically, before you plug it in. If it has a long acoustic sustain and response, it will probably sound great through any decent amp. Amplifiers, pickups and electronics definitely play a factor and should be chosen based on the tone of the guitar.
I try to produce the best “Vintaged” guitars you can find. I spend a good amount of time researching and documenting why a guitar has certain wear patterns, as well as how to best replicate the appearance. The results we achieve are continuously improving with every build. Understanding these key features is what separates us from other builders.
These highly accurate reproductions have all the features you would find on their vintage counterpart. No detail has been overlooked. All standard McGuire models feature thin, custom-made nitrocellulose finishes, Kluson™ tuners, bone nuts, period correct screws and hardware, as well as Custom Wound McGuire Pickups. All built with professional players in mind.
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