I'm Rod Lanxton and I build Custom guitars. I've been playing guitar for almost 40 years and modifying and building guitars since 2000. I spent a lot of time looking for the perfect guitar but grew tired of wading through the confusing hype and poor quality trying to find the guitar that I wanted. Big guitar companies cater to the masses and I didn't want what they had to offer. I wanted something better, unique, and with my signature on it - literally and figuratively.
So, I set out to build my own - with the exact specifications I wanted. I'd like to build one for you, using the components you choose so that you get exactly what you want.
I make guitars for serious players, collectors, and guitar enthusiasts. By using a collaborative design approach, every guitar I build is unique - your perfect guitar is within reach.
We'll initially focus on the neck and pickups. Add quality hardware, electronic components, and a beautiful finish and you've got the makings of a wonderful guitar.
To have a truly special instrument, I believe these characteristics are important:
♪ Feel and Playability
♪ Sound – Voice and Tone
If a guitar doesn't feel good in a players hands, he won't be inspired to pick it up and play as often. And, to achieve maximum playability, a guitar needs to be properly setup, which goes beyond proper intonation, string height and relief, and a properly cut nut - it also means a complete fret level, crown, and polish and finding just the right combination of variables.
The sound of a guitar is made up of it's “voice” and “tone.” While the tone is mostly in the fingers and can be altered using the knobs on the guitar and the amplifier, the guitar's voice is created by the components that go into making the guitar – wood, construction, hardware, pickups, electronics, and strings. Better components make better sounding guitars.
The best way to ensure the reliability and durability of a guitar is to use the highest quality components available – I am committed to craftsmanship and uncompromising quality.