A little while ago I had some issues with my Washburn Electric Acoustic. At the second visit to Guitar Center in San Jose, I happened to meet Glenn, owner of Sweetwood Guitar Company. He immediately offered his help, which I found really great. In the end, because Guitar Center guys apparently did not have the knowledge, I had to take him up on his offer.
I went to see Glenn at his shop, where he not only was able to fix my issue right away, he also showed me some of his models and told me a little bit about the business. “It takes me about 25 hours for one guitar”, he told me, which is, given the fact that if you look at the fine quality, does not sound that much. He uses a CNC lathe for cutting the exact form and shape out of the wood and, after assembling the neck etc., he sends the baby off to LA for finishing.
On his website, you can check out his current guitar models as well as his amp models. In addition to that, Glenn also offers various other guitar and amp-related services. You can also check out his videos on YouTube to see that not only can he build these things, but is also quite the master on the fretboard.
Making use of the web, Glenn can also be found on Facebook and he will also have a stand at The 2010 NAMM Show, January 14-17 in Anaheim, California. Should you make your way there, definitely pay him a visit and check out his work. It is really great and made with real passion for guitars and music.