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Mr. Rick Mariner
Mr. Rick MarinerOwner, 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”.
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What Is A Guitar Custom Shop ?

A custom guitar shop is a better and much easier way to have guitar repairs done. Find your ideal guitar. We’ll help you.  We not only sell guitars, but we also design them, build them, repair, customize, and play them. Instead of traveling from store to store looking for just the right combination of features for your ideal guitar, it makes sense to let the experts take all of your favorite features of all of your favorite custom guitar and combine them all into the instrument that you’ve always dreamed of having. Always ready to perform guitar repairs, guitar builds and modifications. Simply put, it’s the best place for a serious guitarist to buy or have their instrument setup and repaired.

image Rick Mariner working on guitar repairs, setting guitar action

Rick Mariner working on guitar repairs, setting guitar action

 Guitar Repairs

At  Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. we combine the best technology from the past mixed down and tempered with quality parts, knowledge, experience, skill and innovative custom guitar building techniques of the present.  We then condense and distill it into a pure guitar. There is always room at the top for a great playing, great feeling, high quality, reasonably priced guitar for all professional guitarists around the world. 

We use the best of all available parts for you

We use the best of all available parts for you

The real value that Haywire Custom Guitars offers you is our small-scale luthery,  guitar repairs,  guitar builds and modifications. With greatly individualized attention to pots, hardware, functionality, ease of use, longevity, tone and play-ability, pros can own a custom guitar packed with lots of attention and details of what they really need and want, rather than, say, settling for trying to play an unready guitar “off the rack” in a music store.  A luthier (/ˈluːtiər/ LOO-ti-ər) is someone who builds or repairs string instruments generally consisting of a neck and a sound box. The word “luthier” comes from the French word luth, which means lute.

image Guitar Neck shaving and guitar neck profile building at Haywire Custom Guitars

A Faster Guitar Neck, Guitar Neck shaving and guitar neck profile building at Haywire Custom Guitars-Custom Shop

Haywire Custom Guitar repairs, home of the “Gig-Ready” guitar!

A real “Pro” custom guitar should be way above average in its ability to play smoothly and trouble-free. The tone and feel should inspire so your music will flow freely and help your technique. We are experts and back up our custom guitar work for our clients with a one year  warranty.

Professionals world-wide rely on a custom guitar that they receive from the Haywire Custom Shop. It will be exactly to their specifications, play with ease, sound great, be superior in quality and our design features will compliment their sense of style. Our custom guitars contain upgraded quality components that you need at a reasonable price. We promise that your custom guitar will sound great and feel just right !

Your guitar will sound and feel "just right".

Your guitar will sound and feel “just right”.

At Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. we use our unique designs, parts and custom applications to give you what you need. You’ll have the built-in assurance of a ONE YEAR warranty from Haywire Custom shop on our finished work. With many years of development and custom guitar set-up experience we pride ourselves in helping you build your “Just Right” guitar at prices well below market.  Most noteworthy, at  the Haywire Custom Shop it’s not a matter of making the right guitar decision-but making the right custom guitar right for you.

We'll build your perfect guitar. It will sound and feel "just right".

We’ll build your perfect guitar. It will sound and feel “just right”.

8-point gig-ready custom guitar process

First of all, at Haywire Custom Guitars when we set up a guitar with our 8-point gig-ready custom guitar process you can literally take it out of the case, tune it up, and walk on stage with a guitar that plays like you’ve spent months to get it just right!  That’s why we call Haywire Custom Guitars, home of the “Gig-Ready” guitar!

Haywire Custom Guitars Nashville Player

Haywire Custom Guitars Nashville Player

Because, Haywire Custom Guitars offers expert advice on your custom guitar purchases. Therefore we can assist with  intonation, guitar repairs, pick-up modifications, necks, frets, set ups and wiring options. We can help guide you through the building process of your new guitar and more. Furthermore, get: Truss rod adjustments, guitar tune-ups, repairs on electric and acoustic guitars, new pickups, electronic repairs, guitar neck shaving, re-fretting, light weight guitars, intonation settings, adding proper guitar strings, re-build guitars, modified guitars.

image Haywire Custom Guitars Friend: Roy Buchanan playing a Haywire Custom Guitar

Haywire Custom Guitars Friend: Roy Buchanan, playing a Haywire Custom Guitar

Haywire Custom Guitars offers expert advice on your custom guitar and guitar repairs

lower action on guitars, guitar finishes, great playing used and new guitars, custom built guitars, guitar trade-ins, guitar neck straightening, guitar neck replacement, treble bleed circuits added, recessed neck heel for ease of playing guitar, Guitar Bridges Added and Repaired, Guitar Pick Guards Added or Replaced, Fully Loaded Pick Guards for any Guitars, New Guitar Pickups and Installation, Install your guitar neck, Guitar Tuners-New Broken Guitar Headstock Repairnew controls added and many more services.  We use premium quality custom guitar parts from respected manufacturers including WD, Allparts, Bartolini, EMG, Lollar. Also DiMarzio, Fender, Duncan, Bare Knuckle, TV Jones, Fishman, Frahlin, Haywire, Gibson, and Warmoth guitar products and many more.  We listen. We hear you. Most of all, in addition,

We’re building satisfied players….. One Haywire Guitar at a time !!!

image Snapped/Broken Les Paul Guitar Headstock

Haywire Custom Guitar repairs Snapped/Broken Les Paul Guitar Headstocks


Rick Mariner-Haywire Custom Guitars Inc.

Haywire Custom Shop-

“We are musicians working for musicians”.

Thanks for letting us work for you. 

(Haywire Custom Guitars offers custom guitars made to their customer's specifications. 
The guitars are made with upgraded components at a reasonable price.
They also offer custom guitar neck replacements, installations and custom guitar neck
contours.) "Building satisfied players one Haywire Custom guitar at a time!"
Great Tone and Sustain with lots of resonance.

Worldwide Guitar repair, Instrument Repairs, Maintenance and Modifications

Haywire Custom Guitars-Custom Shop Quilt-Top Guitar + Matching Knobs + DiMarzio pickups + Ebony Neck, 22 Stainless Frets + Gotoh Deta 510 Tuners