As a photographer in the entertainment field, I meet all kinds of interesting and talented people. One of my old friends, bassist extraordinaire Jason Gano is also a Vice President with Marshall Amplification, manufacturers of some of the most iconic guitar amplifiers in the history of rock & roll! It seemed only natural that Artinger guitars and Marshall amps were destined to meet up to create some special sonic mayhem, so when Jason suggested loaning me a ’58X re-issue for a photo session and window shattering workout, who was I to argue? As my neighbors will attest, the results were musical madness, in the best possible way. As for the beauty of Matt’s guitars, well, you can make up your own mind. ( I, of course, am biased!)
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Inspired by the early 60’s Asian Invasion of way-out, veg-o-matic, over the top, anything goes space-age styling of the Japanese guitars that poured into the U.S. like an amplified tsunami, The Tokyo Rosie is an eye catching, ear shattering monster of an instrument that is capable of crushing unsuspecting cities with its monstrous tone and awesome sonic power, yet gentle enough to make Hello Kitty seem like a tiger! With its 6 mini toggle switches sending a Telestar like message into the stratosphere, this little baby will make everyone sit up and take notice!
Since the beginning of his career as a professional luthier, Matt Artinger has built many varieties and styles of guitar, but in the end, he continues to return and revisit what has become the Artinger Standard, a double-cutaway semi-hollow instrument with the distinctive Artinger double cats-eye F-holes. Feast your eyes on this smokin’ version of a Matt Artinger Classic.
The Godfather, the Grandaddy of them all, the original King of the Jam band, was, of course, Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead! Although he played numerous guitars over the course of his career with both the Dead, The Jerry Garcia Band and numerous others, he is most often identified with the custom instruments he played later in his prolific life. Here is Matt Artinger’s unique interpretation, The Garcia Tribute Guitar.
Bound for world travel, this classic design in Koa will be a show-stopper where ever it sings. The attention to detail on this instrument is a testament to Matt Artinger’s keen eye and unswerving vision in the art of custom guitar building.