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Mattos Custom Guitars: Unique, made one at a time by one person

 

I began my love affair with guitars when I was nine, on a nylon string Silvertone playing endless classical Études. At the height of the British Invasion this was flat out not cool! Like countless other kids of the day I was entranced by Eric and Jeff and Keith and lusted after Fenders, Gibsons, and Gretschs I couldn’t possibly afford.

Fast forward to 2011 and I’m still lusting after guitars I will never afford.  But now, equipped with skills and knowledge acquired after years in music stores, metal fabrication & woodworking shops I’m able to build guitars I truly love. Most are an amalgam of vintage & modern features inspired by iconic instruments of the 50’s and early 60’s or by unique instruments used by favorite players. All offer outstanding playability and remarkable tone.

Each Mattos Custom Guitar is unique, made one at a time by one person. They are intended to convey the mark of the hand that made them and to feel comfortable and familiar from the first note.  Every guitar I make is an instrument I’d be happy to own.

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