Another year has passed and what a year it has been! It is now four years since the development of the Ergonomic Guitar System started, but it was this year that the guitar making part really took off. Since Tosin Abasi and I met at NAMM, the videos of him playing his .strandberg* guitars and doing other demos have well over 250,000 views. During 2011, #6 – #12, and #15 – #17 were delivered and #13 and #14 are being completed right now. 50 or so sets of bridges have been sold to other luthiers. There is a wait list of over 70 guitar orders. What this means for 2012 is full steam ahead! With NAMM 2012 just around the corner, bass hardware has just been announced, and a whole new line of guitars will be announced shortly. Aside from endorsees Chris Letchford (Scale the Summit) and Misha Mansoor (Periphery), I am thrilled to welcome on board Al Mu’min (the HAARP Machine) and Dustie Waring (Between the Buried and Me). Thank you everyone who has supported Strandberg Guitarworks during 2011. Here’s to a great 2012!
Pictures of the builds completed lately have been added to the gallery. This includes #10 (Alejandro Cabral), #11 (John Mason), #12 (Shun Nagai) and #15 (Misha Mansoor). It has been a great pleasure completing all of these distinctly different builds, ranging from an elaborately constructed 6-string via 7-strings fanned fret and tremolo to 8-string baritone hybrid.