After fifteen years as a professional luthier, I went back to my first love of electric guitars, challenged myself to create the single-cut electric I had always wanted to create. A guitar that would be a true soulmate to those iconic guitars from the 1950’s – without being a blindly replicated copy of it. I didn’t want to copy anything. I wanted to instead find that magical spirit, and go with my intuition from there on. The Unicorn was finally born in 2009. Emma and I filmed the whole journey of the creation process – you can still find this massive 17-episode Video Diary online.
The Unicorn sums up my career in so many ways. This guitar celebrates all that is great and admirable about tradition, and at the same time reminds us that not everything about tradition is great at all. What’s great about a headstock joint that snaps broken all too easily? No – sometimes the old school approach is just plain simple lazy. That’s why I combed through and redesigned all those elemental details that I saw were done poorly before.
We’re a custom shop, inside out. It means we offer tons of options to customize the Unicorn Classic to fit perfectly to your needs. You can read more about tone, playability, wood species, neck profiles, frets, hardware, finishes and other details and options from the specifications section of this website.
Those familiar with my work are aware that the Guitar Builder - our unique online configurator tool - is an elemental part of why it is so easy and fun to order custom guitars from me. We wanted to double the fun and developed the next generation configurator - the Guitar Creator - in 3D! You can already download the desktop app from the links below to your Apple and Windows computer. Some models are already there, and the rest of them are in the works!
We are aware that the current version of the new Guitar Creator is not only super cool but also heavy duty, and thus it might not work on old computers. Worry not though - our previous generation configurator does work on any Flash enabled computer. Have fun creating your dream guitar!
For your inspiration - here are some Unicorn Classic guitars we've made. When you plan ordering your own custom guitar from me, feel free to ask me about any type of custom options!
Many of you familiar with my work already know that our online tool - the Guitar Creator - is an ingenious way to configure the specs of your dream guitar. But that’s not the only way - there are many more options how you can buy my instruments.
You can simply email or give me a call and we’ll begin a good old one-on-one dialogue about what your perfect custom guitar could be.CONTACT ME
Waiting many months for a custom made instrument is not everybody's cup of tea. If you want it fast see what we have in stock right now.IN STOCK
Our family of dealers around the world has guitars available too. A hint - a great option also for those who want to trade in another guitar!OUR DEALERS