One of the main functions of a Custom Guitar Shop should be to hit the target the first time by building as close to a perfect instrument as possible!
At Haywire custom guitar shop our aim is getting better every day! The job is only complete when you are completely happy with your guitar because you’ll use it every day. It needs to be comfortable and light-weight enough to play for hours at a time in any situation without fatigue.
The sound has to be clear and tone-great. It has to be built to withstand the rigors of being on the road whether touring or playing in local venues. It has to feel good to you when you play it.
The action and feel need to be consistent all the way down the neck so you won’t be forced to alter your playing technique as you travel around on the fret board. A guitar players instrument needs to be in tune on every fret so we pay careful attention to the intonation settings.
It has to look good for you and represent your sense of style. The finish has to last for a long time to protect the wood from absorbing moisture from the atmosphere as well as sweat from direct contact with hard working hands.
The neck needs to have a truss rod that is easy to adjust for seasonal variations in temperature as well as the ability to transmit sound and add extra sustain for players. Strings added need to be a comfortable gauge without too much resistance thus making it easier to push down to the crown of the frets.
These are just some of the things that we think about every day to make sure we get it exactly right for guitar players who need a great instrument for their passion-PLAYING GUITAR!! At Haywire Custom Shop-We’re building satisfied players….. One Haywire Guitar at a time!!
Through the years, we’ve realized that many guitar players really have very little understanding of the scope and purpose of a custom guitar shop. We discovered this quite accidentally by listening closely to some of the questions received over the last few years. For example, one question that still comes up often is, “Nice guitar-but how does it play?”
That question always puzzles us. Why? Because our job as a Custom Guitar Shop is to simply make every guitar we sell play exactly how the player who buys it wants it to play! We are the experts as a result we can make any neck modifications, electronics changes, or custom changes that you like.
Unfortunately, most guitar players are so accustomed to traveling from store to store looking for the right instrument. Rather than making the decision to create their perfect instrument at a custom guitar shop they travel. A custom guitar facility may be a smarter way to get what you need. We can take all of the attributes of all your favorite guitars. Then we combine them into the guitar you’ve always dreamed of having. If you like a Gibson style neck, but prefer Custom Single Cutaway electronics, only with active pickups, we do it. Would rather have a Stratocaster style body … it’s not a problem! On the other hand, if you see a guitar that you like in our shop, you know it’s going to be perfect. Before a guitar leaves our shop, it undergoes action adjustments, intonation checks and proper string adjustments. We make sure that you have a great playing guitar. It will play EXACTLY how you need it to play comfortably as a guitarist. What could be simpler?
Every guitar player is different and so are his/her hands. It is not a “one size fits all” world. Because of this there is no perfect guitar neck shape for everyone. Your neck profile should make it easy for you to comfortably reach all the frets. Bottom line: Neck profile and neck width can be important. So pay attention to what feels right for you so WE can get it right for you. Because ONLY YOU know what feels right for you. At Haywire Custom Shop our job is to have the right guitar matched up with the right hands. We’re,”musicians working for musicians”.