Hey Folks -
I hope you are all enjoying life as we ease into summer. Things have been good here in the Guitars-Electric family, with a number of Benson items sold, as well as a Probett, and we have three sure to be amazing guitars, 2 Probetts and a new Myka, and 2 Benson Vinny’s to be arriving in the short term. I will be talking about David’s creation in this post with some detail about the upcoming Probett, but will save a full post for the Rocket’s and the Vinny’s when they arrive.
First I want to apologize for being so out of touch from a blog perspective. It seems that as soon as one publicly makes noise regarding the corporate life and how one is looking for solid paths out of it, life turns around and gives you much busy-ness and increased job satisfaction in said corporate life. I’m very thankful for this, but I’ve missed being able to post these updates since January.
I’ve wanted to write about Myka #186 our recently christened “Studio Special” for about 4 months now. This guitar is a freaking eye opener. It is so good. While my experience with David’s work is larger than most (playing maybe 8-10 of his limited creations), I’ve never had the chance to sit down with one and strum it on occasion over a period of time more than say 15 minutes at his shop.
This is the first guitar that I’ve had the opportunity to do so with, and it really helped me understand what he is creating. Professional grade works of art. High performance MUSICAL instruments. They are beautiful, they play effortlessly. The lack of adornment encourages creativity (IMHO). It is so resonant and sustain-ful. The switching system makes it incredibly versatile. A highly satisfying playing experience where one can get lost for hours, and not feel like you are missing out in that “Correct Tone” that will add the right sound to your bands song or other collaboration.
So, what to do about this? Very few people have been able to get their hands on a Myka to confirm this exciting discovery. So I figure, maybe a magazine review will help this effort. Thank the heavens for the good people. I reach out to one of our trusted acquaintances in the guitar world, and indeed he is interested in reviewing #186! He gets the buy in of no other than Guitar & Bass magazine out of the UK, and within two months, we have a great two page spread in the July 2016 issue, sharing the word about David’s work. The review is spot on. Take a look.
I really am hoping it doesn’t sell as I like the guitar so much. It’s aesthetic reminds me of the the Les Paul Specials created in the 70’s that Bob Marley and the Beastie Boys played. Which is cool in my book. And Dave Hunter was right on when he compared it to a Classical Guitar. Put the two together with really beautiful woods and that’s what you’ve got.
Regarding our upcoming builds, we are so excited about them. The Probett’s are looking out of control, finished so beautifully. We know these will be special guitars. Check them out!!
We also have this amazing carve top custom classic from Mr. Myka on it’s way. Desire lathered all over this guitar. Super lust worthy. The business.
We are very honored to be working with Damian Probett, Christopher Benson, and David Myka. They are all in the top-tier of luthiers and amp-builders world wide, and we happily do what we can to assist them in their artistic path as they create these amazing tone monsters.
Enjoy your summer!
Brian & Jaya