TuneYourSound.com proudly announces that it has been chosen as the exclusive agent for the sale of Gadow Guitars in most of Europe. We firmly believe that the work of this guitar builder is one of the finest to be found. All instruments are hand-build to your specifications, including the pick-ups, and will be unique. The whole product-line is available in our showroom (virtually and physical at our shop location in Luxembourg).
Ryan Gadow is another fine example of a great american guitar builder. As Ryan says Gadow Custom Guitars is taking music back to its roots. Great American music has always been a grass roots phenomenon. It’s about jam sessions held in garages, basements, smoky roadhouses and country churches. It’s raw, authentic, honest and real. At Gadow, that’s what they respect. And Ryan is not only claiming this but is living this through the music he plays.
He started guitar building in 1999 under the brand Gadow Custom Guitars. Located in the basement of a bookshop in Durham, NC he has today a large range of instruments available, including great bass guitars. What makes Ryan distinctive is that he not only builds the platform for the mechanics and the electronics of a guitar, but he handbuilds all the pickups to give each guitar its individual tone. So each instrument has the master's touch to be an exceptional guitar.
As we have visited Ryan Gadow in his shop in Durham, NC, we were able to produce some video material so that you can get an insight into Ryan's work. We hope you enjoy watching this and that this inspires you to try out one of his creations.
Ryan currently offers a dozen different models, electric guitars and bass guitars. Those guitars are custom made, if you wish so, respecting your creativity and Ryan always strives to be as flexible and receptive to your own personal ideas when it comes to designing the guitar of your dreams.
Gadow electric guitar models being offered:
- American Deluxe
- American Deluxe with P-90's
- The Custom Hollow-Body
- The Classic Hollow-Body
- The Custom Single
- The Bakersfield
- The Bakersfield '49
- The Monterey
- The Classic Set Neck
- The Custom Set Neck
- The Custom Set Neck Hollow-Body
- The Custom Set Neck Hollow-Body Special Edition
- The Durham
- The Durham Hollow-Body
- The Bird
Gadow bass guitar models being offered:
In order to allow you to choose your proper model, design, set-up a large number of prototypes and one-offs are available for trial in our shop. See under Showroom.
You can combine your favorite features of the Gadow line of guitars to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that you’ll be proud to own. Some of the options for creating your custom shop guitar include the following:
- Tone Woods
- Scale Length
- Fretboard Woods
- Custom finishes
- Custom pickups
- Custom inlays
- Custom mechanics
Building a guitar takes time and you should not expect to have your own guitar within a week nor a month. Ryan uses to work to perfection and that takes time.
Note that all the guitars are special hand-build for TuneYourSound.com