The Haywire custom guitar shop began about 40 years ago to help players address specific problems not addressed anywhere else. It was begun as a resource of “Musicians working for musicians” with a focus on guitar and bass players only. Unlike most “music stores” our philosophy is, “one size does not necessarily fit all”. Is painful guitar playing your guitar painful? We’ll fix it. Sometimes “making the right decision” is confused with what I believe should be, “making a decision then making it right”. Players are not taught this however because it is the job of the Luthier/tech. The particular area of concern for guitar players is when joint pain leads to painful guitar playing. What players need is more “ease of play” for “tendonitis joint/muscle pain in fretting hand, and hands on the small side”. Painful guitar playing is not necessary. Why do it? Unless you get paid extra for playing in pain, you may want to avoid it. We can help avoid your painful guitar playing. Call us. 843-347-5742 in South Carolina today.
Haywire Custom Guitars-Play Painlessly!
As it is not an unusual problem for us, knowing that gets me right to the best solution for guitar players.
That is the key for working with players and getting the guitar exactly right.
The first step in solving any guitar playing problem is to identify the problem precisely-which needs to be done well.
Here’s what I propose for maximum comfort for players with tendonitis or very small hands when painful guitar playing is involved.
1)-Super-light body. We often bake wood for several days to remove moisture, thus extra weight and make it feather light-then re-seal it and finish it. Players often forget that even just picking up a guitar with too much extra weight exacerbates a hand or wrist problem. So we eliminate any chance of re-injury by removing weight.
2)- A very comfortable “C” shape thin neck profile shaved lightly for a smaller hand.3)-Super ultra-low action setup with 9-42 gauge extra light strings for almost no resistance.4)-Truss rod set in what we refer to as “extreme parallel” so the action and string height
is consistently the same all the way up and down the neck. If there is no need to change the players technique there will be less hand stress, Furthermore, more comfort and ability to play longer hours with no painful guitar playing is the goal.
Haywire Custom Guitars-we feel your pain and can help fix it!
Haywire Custom Shop: How Often Is Painful Guitar Playing A Problem? Let your Guitar tech know your thoughts on what you would need to play more comfortably and painlessly. This is all done in our shop every day. It is the players job to play comfortably and our job as techs to create the comfort for you.
Make A Decision-Then We’ll Make It Right!
Find the best guitar for you and we’ll make sure you get what you need when painful guitar playing is aggravated by Tendonitis. We have ergonomic necks, low setups and featherweight guitars to help you lose the pain.
Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc.
He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md. and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.