Brian Paul is a very talented luthier from Texas. Read here as he presents his work:
"Come check us out. We have been building handmade, high end, guitars for some of the best players in the business since 1993. All of our guitars feature 5A and 4A maple and Honduran and African mahogany. All materials and hardware are the finest available. Our set neck design is a 10 point mortise and tenon for superior strength and superb vibration transfer. Nitro finishes. These guitars sing!"
Brian Paul built this one for Bugs Henderson (1943-2012). Bugs played it on recordings and in the studio-even though he had an endorser agreement with PRS.
It is a stunning looking guitar and a real piece of art. He only made a few guitars with this style (this was custom done for his friend Bugs) - it was his "PRS killer".
If you are not familiar with Bugs Henderson, then you should be and check out this memorial website:
Budds is another amazing guitar player from Texas as is this guitar.
This is one of our favorite guitars at TYS from a highly talented and creative luthier. Have a look at the detail work on this guitar and especially the fretboard. As Brian says in his note to the guitar: "the Pearl work took on month to do".
The ebony fretboard does a great job of showing off his artwork. This guitar is the eleventh (11th) one Brian made.
When people ask about "BOUTIQUE" or "CUSTOM MADE" guitars by INDEPENDENT LUTIERS, we always tell them - "BUY ANY THAT YOU CAN FIND THAT ARE WELL MADE", simply because A HANDMADE CUSTOM GUITAR MADE WITH SKILL AND TIME SHOWS ITS BEAUTY AND "SINGS".
For the particulars, this amazing guitar includes these features:
SN: 1011 (NUMBER 11)
TOP: HIGHLY FIGURED MAPLE-IT IS STUNNING.
FINISH: BEAUTIFUL CHERRY SUNBURST.
NECK: SET MAHOGANY
PICKUPS: Two (2) DIMARZIO PAF HUMBUCKERS. These pickups combined with the solid body MAKE THIS A LOUD TONE MONSTER. AND IT SUSTAINS.
FRETBOARD: EBONY WITH PEARL INLAYS.