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They say a
picture's worth a thousand words. This customer's picture of his GMW
collection is about $30,000!
I want to
thank you SOO much for this guitar. It is easily the best guitar ive
ever played and I have played guitars triple its price and it still
plays and sounds better then all of the really expensive ones ive
played. The finish is perfect, not a single flaw. The action and
sustain is unbelievable i cannot compare it to anything. It puts a
gibson les paul custom to shame, and makes my RR5 look and play like a
complete mess, and that RR5 is an unbelievably awesome guitar. When I
opened it from the case it was like a wave of insane Randy Rhoads and
guitar vibes shooting out at me. This guitar is amazing and i am very
proud to own it. Thank you so much Mr. Garver for being so friendly and
patient with me and answering all my questions so quickly. It was a
pleasure talking with you today, thank you!
Thank You Very
The bass (G0142NT)
arrived today and it is amazing! I would put this bass up against
anything. Sounds AMAZING. The class of the appearance is just stunning. I
can't wait to play this live just to see jaws drop. The Dragon's Breath
inlay alone are a show stopper and the honey-cherry burst over the spalt
is like nothing I've ever seen. THANK YOU for building a 6 string bass the
way all should do it....right and with total class!!! -----Will
been 2 weeks now since I received my polka dot V guitar, and I decided
to give you guys a feedback, because you really deserve it. It took a
while to get use to it, but it's an amazing guitar. I love it. The
fretboard job is awesome, it plays like a charm, it's really smooth
and it's very easy on the finger tips hehe. This guitar is a real
piece of art, the paint job, the fretboard and the sound is totally
insane. The service you gave me through all the building process was
perfect. You replied to my emails very quickly, and you took the time
to answer perfectly to all my stupid guitar questions. I really have
nothing else to say, except ... thank you very very much ... to you
and all the people who worked on this guitar. If I ever get a new
guitar someday, you can be sure that I'll have it make by you and your
crew. Congratulations to all of you, you made a huge Randy Rhoads fan
more than happy with this guitar.
Hey lee, I just wanted to tell you that I
received the guitar on fri and mannnn, this guitar really is a work of
art! I'v been playing guitar and bass since I was about 13-14 yrs old
and i'm 35 now and have played many, many,many different guitars from
all over and I have to say, this has got to be THE finest guitar i'v
ever played. The V shape body takes a little getting used to and have
never owned a V, but the neck also has to be the most comfortable neck
i'v ever played. You also have been a pleasure to deal with. You
answered every question and kept me up to date on everything. Thank you!
Its an INCREDIBLE guitar.
I received the V
yesterday, a day early. I am so pleased with it!! The finish is
AWESOME!!!!! I can not believe how beautiful the finish is, and Dan did a
GREAT job dotting it up. I must have stared at it for 10 minutes and just
enjoyed the view. The action is sooooooooo low and it makes it so easy to
play. The sound from the pickups is also killer!! I am so happy with
this Kick-Ass Axe!!! You did an EXCELLENT job with it and I am sure I will
be driving my family, as well as my neighbors nuts playing it cranked to
10 on the amp. Thanks again for the great customer service and the
complete professionalism. Job well done!!!
p.s. Now I know why Zakk Wylde says this guitar is SLAMMING!!!!!
Just a mail to say a massive
thanks for my polka dot V. I'm absolutely stunned at how good it looks
and plays. i would have mailed you sooner but i haven't been able to
put it down! you probably know i work in a guitar shop so I'm around
all the major brands everyday doing setups and repairs but nothing has
come close to the quality of the V you made even at twice the price
(rust razorback being one!) the action on the guitar is amazing too.
As you know I own 3
Empire guitars and 2 GMW guitars (SS#ís G0003 & G0032) with one more on the way.
Every time you build a new guitar for me I can not believe its better than the
last one (HOW DO YOU GUYS DO IT?). I just spent 3 days at the 2007 NAMM Show in
AnaheimCalifornia. I visited Fender,
Gibson, PRS and Warrior Guitars among others and NO ONE had anything to offer
even close to what GMW is offering and the prices that they are asking are
ridiculously high. In fact, I have an extensive vintage collection of 50ís, 60ís
and 70ís Fender, Gibson and Gretsch guitars and I have decided to sell them all.
After playing my GMW (SS#0032) and then playing one of my vintage guitars itís
like driving a Porsche on the Autobahn and then driving a 1966 VW Bug on the 101
freeway. Everyone that has heard, played and seen my GMW G0032 has made the
comment that itís the best guitar they have ever HEARD, PLAYED or SEEN! If you
know anyone that wants to buy some expensive vintage guitars send them my way. I
will use the money to buy more GMW guitars. Can you tell that I am worked up,
what a high, thanks for building the best!!!!!!!!
I just wanted to thank you again
for the Rhoads polka dot V guitar. This is without a doubt the most well
built guitar I own now. I could go on and on about it but to sum it up.
Your customer service was first class. You replied to all emails quickly.
When you call GMW you get the owner not a dingy salesperson. The quality is
definitely that of a master of his trade. The finish is flawless. Everything
about it is well above any national manufacturers best guitar. You never
once led me to believe this would be a quick delivery and your estimate on
ETA was right on. Waiting four months for another one won't be so painful
next time. I can only hope that any of my friends who are looking to buy a
new guitar take me advise and first look at GMW. Thanks
My wife Nicole just gave me my new polka dot V replica-
it was delivered last Thursday. Wow- what a tremendous present!
I'm obviously a Randy fan, but beyond the fact that it's a replica of his
guitar, the quality of the guitar just floored me. I have about a dozen
guitars, including a few Strats and a Les Paul Classic, and none of them play
as nice or sound as good as this one. The others are not bad guitars by any
means, it's just that this one is notch above. I'm an amateur builder myself
(done 4), and I can certainly appreciate the craftmanship that went into this
guitar. The finish is flawless and the playability is as close to perfection
as I've ever seen. It's a VERY easy guitar to play, and the tone is superb.
Outstanding job. I can only hope my next creation comes out within shouting
distance of this one.
This is the coolest guitar I have ever laid my hands on! (and I've had
some really cool guitars in the last 20 years!) This guitar is spectacular Lee!
I just stood and stared at it for 15 minutes when I opened it! I can't get
over it! It is just awesome Lee! The inlays are beautiful, the paint job
is flawless, the action is sweet, and..........well, I am at a loss for words.
I can't even describe how happy I am with this guitar!
I really appreciate the extra effort you went through to mail me the pics. I was
shopping with other luthiers including another well-known guitar builder who
would not give me the time of day. And when he did, I felt like I was
bothering him (I won't mention any names), but I was not feeling the "world
class" love. Not to mention his replica was almost double the price.
(Randy Rhoads polka dot V)
I received the Randy Rhoads Polka Dot V this morning.† I'm still in awe at the fantastic work that went into this guitar.† It plays amazing! The finish is flawless and beautiful.† Not only was the guitar everything I hoped it would be, but the service I got from you was "World Class!"† Another "luthier" in Las Vegas wouldn't give me the time of day, and wanted way too much for his "replica".† Not only did he want way too much money, his "replica" wasn't even close to the original. Yours is, and the price was fantastic. Thanks again for a beautiful guitar, and wonderful service.
Wanted to express how pleased I am with the results of
your work. Love the Dan Lawrence graphic complete with signature!
The setup is superlative, the guitar was well worth the wait.
Friends are amazed at the value of getting a guitar that is not
cookie cutter, but rather something much more meaningful. It's not
something that some corporation thought would be right as a result of their
penny-pinching and cost-cutting schemes, but rather a high-end custom deal
where we discussed it and you made it reality. I've played the San Dimas
Charvels, and this guitar has a similar feel on the neck but improves
the out of tune problems with the Floyd. It arrived without a
scratch tucked safely inside the outer box. Thanks again Lee! Had
to tell you how pleased I am.
Best wishes, James
the GMW Snakeskin strat today. I must say I am in awe at how good this
guitar plays. This is without a doubt the fastest, most comfortable neck I have
ever played. It has already replaced my Jackson dinky in the wall hanger as my
main guitar. And it sounds phenomenal with the EMG 85. This guitar has all the
vibe of a San Dimas Charvel and In my opinion plays better. Thanks for
swapping in the 85 at no extra cost. Canít wait to get started on a custom
piece with you guys!
I just received
the EVH II clone guitar today......I am overwhelmed at the quality of the
guitar. I just had to write and tell you how much am pleased. Thank you so much
for the time and detail!
I got my Crossed
Swords last night - WOW!!! I'm still looking for the right words to
describe how amazing it is. I think I sat and looked at it (with a huge
grin on my face) for at least 15 minutes before I could bring myself to start
playing it. I've been wanting this guitar for over 15 years and I'm glad I
finally had it made. It's everything I hoped for and I love everything
about it - the neck, the action and setup, the graphic! Please tell Dan
thanks for the great work!
I can't thank you enough for doing such a wonderful job on building my dream
guitar. It has been a pleasure dealing with you -your service is
outstanding! I wish other people and other companies could be as nice and
as responsive as you are. You have earned my business and my respect.
I'll be calling you soon for my next purchase - the French guitar! Take care and
The Jackson came today !! And I have
to tell you what a guitar!!! You guys did a perfect job. The guitar play's
better and looks better then my 1988 soloist. I am truly over whelmed and
word's can't really explain how happy I am. I will be sending you more of
my projects... This guitar is a true Keeper. You all know the kind !!
Those you sold and want back and you just can't find one with the same
feel and sound.... Great Job!!!
Thanks Lee - Dennis
What can I say? Just when I thought there is no way you could out-do yourself, you ship me EMPIRE #029. This thing is so incredible. The quilt is amazing with the bursted tigers eye finish. The guitar looks 100 times better in person. The guitar plays incredibly and is set up to perfection! I am so happy with the versatility, tone, and
craftsmanship GMW and the Empire line delivers! I am anxiously awaiting the "Pfenniger Blue" archtop you are building me as we speak. Customer for LIFE. These are the best guitars on the planet! The most satisfying thing about my three Empires is they all sound and play so different. From the fat tones of my ATS-LAM string thru; the high-end bite of my 3-tone pickguard model; to the silky smooth playability of the rosewood board on the tigers eye---these guitars cover all the bases and then some. Thanks for the upgraded case too. I appreciate that and your unparalleled customer service. I cant wait to see the pictures of the new Empires you are working on!
Hello Lee, my
girlfriend recently bought the Randy Rhoads replica from you and gave it to me
for Christmas. When I opened the case I was floored!!! I said some swear words
and once I got over the initial shock I just sat there for half an hour just
looking at it. I was speechless!!! For one, I couldn't believe she'd bought me
such a wonderful present and secondly I couldn't get over how beautiful it was.
the world around me became a blur. The TV became a vague sound in the distance
and all I could see or think about was this wonderful thing in front of me. I
just stared and stared. I didn't speak for about half an hour, I just wanted to
take it all in. I had found my 'holy grail' of guitars. When I played it I
realized I was playing the best guitar I have ever had in my hands. I usually
have to mess with the action with guitars and although the action on this was
slightly higher than I am used to, I felt totally comfortable with it and it was
like I'd been playing it for years. I plugged it in and was amazed for the third
time! I can't say how much I love this guitar and how impressed I am with the
care taken, attention to detail and love that went into making it. It is truly
superb. feel free to use the above comment on your web site if you wish. Thank
you for producing such a wonderful guitar and being helpful to my
girlfriend and for sending her the black volume knobs. Once again, thank you for
making such a wonderful instrument, i will cherish it forever. Hail GMW
Youv'e done it
again!!! This Empire is killer. I am surprised and very happy how
different this is from my ATS-LAM. Very versatile guitars. By far the best
I have ever played. The finish is amazing. I think I made the right
choice in my pick of the four pictures you sent. Customer for life
You will be getting more of my money!! This guitar SMOKES!!! Its everything wanted to tee, as if you were reading my mind through emails and phone conversations! would love to elaborate, but I GOTTA go play this bad boy! Thanks A Million!
meaning to write you this email for a few days, but I haven't had time to do so
until now. I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for building this
instrument for me. I can honestly say that I have not put it down since I
received it last Thursday. I also can honestly say that I didn't expect it to be
THIS NICE! : ) It plays and sounds amazing, and looks stunning! : ) Over the
years I have owned a lot of guitars, and this one is definitely at the top of my
list,.....I just can't say enough great things about it, and also can't thank
you and your staff enough. Once again,
Thank you for everything
I am proud to
say I've been a loyal customer of GMW for 6 years now and have purchased more
guitars with Lee than any other manufacturer. My latest purchase, a single-digit
archtop Empire, is undoubtedly the pinnacle of my guitar collecting experience.
I have owned everything from custom shop Gibson's, and Fender's, to PRS,
handmade BC Rich's, and made-for-celebrity Jackson's. Everything pales in
comparison to my new Empire. I've told Lee he should forget about his booth at
the NAMM show and have one at the Smithsonian. That is a more appropriate
setting for such stunning works of art. There is no way I will ever consider
another high-quality instrument unless it comes from GMW. They completely
represent the epitome of instrumental craftsmanship and unrelenting dedication
to the highest standards of quality and excellence. My new Empire is a
monumental tribute to the exquisite brilliance of Lee Garver and GMW. Friend and
customer for life
The PRS EG3
guitar just got here and I'm speechless. BEAUTIFUL JOB! Just wanted to
send a quick note and thank you. I know I was demanding and you delivered
exactly what I requested. Thanks for rushing the job and delivering it
when I needed it - I'm playing out with it this weekend! Thanks again!
I received the
guitar yesterday and I wanted to tell you that the guitar is absolutely
gorgeous. the turquoise sparkle is just awesome. I have gotten quite a few
guitars refinished in the past and never have I been so satisfied, you are the
man and your work speaks for itself. job well done and I plan on having
more pieces painted in the near future.
The guitar came
yesterday and it rocks! Awesome looks, and of course it plays like a
dream. Excellent sustain, no buzzing, superb action. Just as I
expected. It was well worth the wait. Thanks
Got my bass on Friday.
Played out with it on Sat...Cant say enough on how many people out of the 800+
people commented on what a kick ass bass was. Once again. Your company did an
EXCELLENT job...Will send another body to you within a few weeks.
The guitar arrived on the Wednesday
as you had indicated. I'm very happy with it. It plays very nicely. The
neck is incredible. It's by far the best guitar I've ever owned --quality
workmanship!!! Thanks for quick service and professionalism.
You guy's blow
me away! My Jake guitar plays, looks and sounds like a dream as wet as Niagara
Falls. I'm amazed that the three guitars I've received from you require no
tweaking, whatsoever, on my part. Keep up the the perfection. Most
Hi Lee, Received
the 5150 guitar today...WOW!!!! This is the first guitar I have ever purchased
that didn't need an action adjustment to suit my taste. It is absolutely
perfect....the neck is
incredibly fast and smooth. The wear marks, stripes, etc., are all right on the
money! I only have one question.....why in the hell would anyone even consider
buying a guitar that wasn't made by GMW? :)
today - What can I say?It's absolutely
perfect, everything I expected and more, and I can't see how it could be any
better. As soon as I saw it in the case, through theproective
bag, I was in love! If you want another recommendation for your 'customers
comments' page, then I'm your man! -
The guitar arrived safely and in
great shape, and it is completely and utterly fabulous! You geniuses
have done it once again! I love the way the mist spills over one
side. Well worth the wait, I must say. Love you guys! Until the next one
I received my guitar today and I want to congratulate everyone on another job well done. The paint job was perfect, the refinished neck is gorgeous, the frets are dressed wonderfully but most of all it plays and feels awesome...better than it did new!!! Additionally, everyone is great to talk to and work with and your customer service is by far the best I've ever dealt with in the industry. I'm not one to write testimonials but you and your staff deserve a lot of credit because I actually can't wait to receive a refinished guitar from you. You've taken a scary situation and turned it into a pleasurable experience. Sincerely and customer for life.
I got the guitar
that you made for me. I cannot believe the workmanship. I am not exaggerating
when I say "I don't think I will buy another guitar from a store" This
guitar plays like a dream. It actually encourages me to play better. Beautiful
neck. This guitar is better that I ever dreamed. Thank you so much. I am
planning my next one for you to make. Thank you again!
Jackson SL2H in Bengal Yellow is magnificent! The fit and finish of the
guitar is first rate. It was a pleasure doing business with you and I look
forward to doing some more in the future. The guitar was even in tune when
it arrived! Thank you so very much for answering the many questions I had
and for an exceptional purchasing experience. If you ever need any
references for prospective clients on the east coast, I'll be more than happy to
tell them of the fine service I received. I hope that your staff, your
families and yourself have a wonderful holiday season and keep rockin', maybe
this hip-hop stuff will die out soon. Highest regards
I just got done
playing my new guitar for the first time, and I had to e-mail you right away
to tell you how incredibly happy I am. Beside the striking graphics, the first
thing I noticed about this guitar is that the neck fits nice and snug into the
pocket (I don't know why the big guitar making companies can't grasp the
importance of this key element). When I started to play, all I could do was grin
because out of all the guitars I own, this is the first one that plays perfectly
without the need for any tinkering on my part. The set-up and fretwork are
absolutely flawless. Some players label the Floyd Rose as tone-robbing,
but I would urge such people to try one of your guitars because the tone on this
thing is nothing short of inspiring. Sustained notes ring long and loud, and
muted notes jump out of the guitar with a nice percussive WHACK. I would
also urge all players like myself (who purchased mostly corporate guitars in the
past) to check out your website and seriously consider getting one of your
instruments. Your customer for life
I just received
the guitar and it's absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the prompt shipment and
excellent pricing. Please feel free to use me as a happy web-customer reference
if you ever need one. It's been a pleasure doing business with you
Got the guitar
on Friday, thoroughly worked it out over the weekend. That's the one!
My new no. 1 player. The workmanship, setup, dressing etc. were exactly as
I expected - excellent. Good work. We were certainly on the same
page regarding finish...the guitar looks exactly like what I visualized.
Thanks alot, and have a good week - chances are I will eventually get another
neck from you for another guitar.
yesterday. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for doing a most
impressive job bringing my B.C. Rich Stealth back to life. Not only do you do
incredible work but dealing with you has been a pleasure (unlike others who will
remain nameless!!). I am most definitely going to send more work your way and
recommend you to friends if they ever need any custom work done. I'll be in
touch very soon. Thanks again... A most satisfied customer. ;)
Just wanted to
thank you and tell you that the 5150 relic guitar is incredible. It is
even better than I had expected. Very easy to play and incredibly accurate
and true to the original, right up to the cigarette burn!
It was a perfect match for the dark green color sample which I sent you. I
could not be happier. The guitar is set up just the way I like it. To tell you the truth. I have purchased a JFrog guitar from Ed Roman. He is a miserable person to speak to. When I spoke with him it seemed like I was
bothering him. I will never deal with him again. I sold the JFrog because I was not happy with the way the guitar felt. The action was way to high and the truss rod was not adjusted right. When I called him about it again it seemed like I was bothering him. His company sucks. Never again will I deal
with him. I have to say it was a pleasure dealing with you. The product I received from you was better than expected. From now on my guitars will be
bought through you.
Hi Lee...All I can say is AWESOME!!!!!!! You have one super happy customer here in North
Dakota. I got the Kelly today and "what the hell"..It turned out better than I hoped it would...Thank you so very much for a sweeeeet job done on
it. I guess you weren't taking any chances with the shipping, it arrived safe and sound, the box was
huge The graphic, the repair, the paint, fret job, what can I say that words will do justice to how I feel...Your the man!!! I look forward to dealing with you in the future and your superb reputation is so very well deserved !!!!!.....After I receive the bass your building for me now, we'll have to get started on another one I have in mind...Take care and "THANKS" for a job well
Well I'm speechless. That is the most incredible job I have ever seen.
EVERYONE is off-the-charts impressed. Thanks SOOOOO much.
The guitar arrived today. It is truly a work of art. It's exactly as I had
envisioned it would look. More importantly it plays better than it has in 20 years. You did an outstanding job! I got a real kick out of playing through a few UFO albums with it, that's for sure. I can't wait to jam with the guys next week.
Just received it a few hours ago... Looks amazing, plays amazing, sounds amazing!!!! Can't put it down! Thanks again to you and Dan for your flawless work!
I will be contacting you shortly to inquire about repainting a body and headstockfrom a used guitar I got a few months ago.
It is a damn work of art. I love it. Its sounds awesome and looks like I
have never seen before. I couldn't possible happier. Every guitar so far is blowing me away. I cant wait to see the next 4. I am selling my PC1's. They
don't hold a candle to these. There is nothing like having a guitar handmade.This is the way to go.
I got the RATT guitar. Totally impressed with it. The paint job iswhat
I thought it would be, and the rest is awesome- I love that allmaple
neck. Another killer guitar Lee, and when I save up for the
third you can bet I'll be calling you . . .
Thanks a million! - Pat
Excellent Job Lee!! Thanks so much. I love it!!! I used the Black
Cherry 2nite, sounded great, & played amazing... Gonna be a favorite I'll tell ya right now. I have a couple of pictures of Neal
Schon's new Les Pauls w/Floyds on 'em. I'll send them to ya, maybe you can figure out how Gibson's doing that for him.
You da man, hands down
my Kelly and it looks and sounds fantastic! 9 months sooner than that
other guitar center place could do it. I couldn't be more pleased. Dan's
graphics are awesome. Lee put it together right. Thanks again for a job
much better than well done.
AMAZING!!! Thank You, Lee! It's exactly what I wanted! What a 30th
birthday present! I don't miss my PRS at all now! Thanks for the pics, as well.
I'm going to give them to Jeff later today. After I show off my guitar, of course. Thank you once again for an excellent
product, and superior customer service!
The 5150 Rep. is beyond outstanding. I've been playing for over 20 years
and I've gotten to the point where I can tell in about 5 seconds if an instrument will work with me or against me. I reject about 499 of 500
instruments I try out just by the initial feel...This guitar is like a best friend...everything was perfectly executed, the neck, the paint job, the
set up, the intonation...the attention to detail is remarkable, and every option on my wish list was faithfully rendered...you're right, the fitted
case is also out of sight. I know where to get my custom axes from now on...GMW deserves the name "world class", more than a certain
other famous East Coast builder...If you have any customers who are hedging about whether the take the plunge on building a guitar, you are
free to refer them to my e-mail for a recommendation.
Wow - you and that guy Dan rock. Thanks alot!
My Charvel Model 6 arrived back from you guys today. I opened the case
and I gotta tell you, my jaw dropped. I had to check the serial number to see if I was looking at the same guitar I sent you. You took a plain cobalt
blue Charvel with yellowed binding and turned it into a high gloss black and Pile O Skulls masterpiece with gleeming binding. I am completely amazed
and in awe (for lack of better words) at the quality of work that you guys do. I am looking forward to having some of my other guitars refinished by you!!
I can't thank you enough so I guess I'll have to become a repeat customer!!!!! Lee and Dan... A HUGE THANK YOU for your timely and PROFESSIONAL
Best Regards - Scott
OH MY GOD!!!! I received my re-finished guitar body today and
all I can say is "OH MY GOD!!!" It is perfect!!! It's beautiful!!! I can't believe how great it looks. I'm in total awe... I can't find the
words to describe it. Sincerely and customer for life
Give me a moment to catch my breath.... Better yet, I'll email you
later. Too teary eyed right now and can't see the key pad well. I'm overcome with over-exposure to beauty. But I'll try and gather my
thoughts and email you later.
Okay Lee, I finally got over the initial shock. This guitar is absolutely everything I expected and more. The neck is so silky smooth.
It sounds great and the goal was to have this guitar feel as good as my Wolfgang. It does, but it feels even better. Great job and my hat is
off to you.
The body came back today. Thanks again, I really appreciate the extra
effort you put into your customer service - I wish every experience with a company could be as nice as this experience. I will definitely refer your
company to any interested parties, and I look forward to ordering a new guitar from you in the future. Thanks again - you guys deserve all the
success in the world.
Just wanted to let you know I got the finished body on Friday and I am extremely
pleased!! The finish is flawless and white python graphic is incredibly cool looking!!
I received the body today. I can't
begin to tell you how happy I am with the work. Dan Lawrence is quite the
artist, to say the least. I can just about sum up the whole experience in
one word....WOW!!!!!!! Give a big thanks to Dan for his outstanding effort
and kudos to you for the professional service you gave to me. You have my
business and trust.
received the Rhoads guitar today, and it looks great. I really love the Kahler. I have been playing it since it got here, and it works
perfectly. Great job! Look forward to doing business with you again soon.
I wanted to take a moment and thank you again for your excellent work. My
guitar is awesome, it looks, plays and sounds FANTASTIC! Friends, family and fellow musicians who were familiar with my guitar before it's make over
are in awe of the way it turned out. Comments like, "Oh my God, is that the same guitar, and, I knew you were getting some work done but this is way
better than I expected" are the norm after opening the case.
I'm most impressed with how beautiful the guitar looks. The quilt top, finish/color and the abalone binding are breath taking. I don't think I can
go back to factory finishes on future guitars after having a GMW finish. Finally, I really appreciate you finishing the guitar within in your quoted
deadline. This means a lot to me and to my musician friends. I'll spread the word, GMW is # 1!
WOW!!!!! This is what I call a guitar! It plays extremely well and it
looks so great that I don't know if I should stick it on a wall and stare at it or play it. You guys did a great job, this is a guitar that you really
can't even buy off a wall anymore! Anyway, this guitar is absolutely a piece of art as well as a awesome player. Now I understand the big
craze about Charvel necks and All the letters you got from other people who had their guitars built by you and Dan! You make great guitars. Thank
god there is hope after all for all guitarist that are looking for a guitar with
personality and great playability. Great job guys.
I finally had a chance to take a look and the guitar and plug it in
and play it. It looks incredible, and sounds just like it should. I've shown the picture to everyone I could find on the web, people that can't see it
personally, and they all love it. You did an outstanding job on it. I love it, and can't wait to get another one done from you.
Got my guitar yesterday it looks unbelievable and sounds phenomenal, I
can't thank you enough. I couldn't put it down last night. Once again, Thanks!
I just got home and the package had arrived. The case was opened and
all I could do was grin. I can't say I have felt this way in a long time. The guitar is awesome. It is everything I imagined and hoped it
could be. You guys are sharp--The straight head stock, the tone knob, the quarter on the face, the Kramer sticker. The paint job is
incredible. I can certainly say that it is worth every cent.
When I initially started to look for Edward guitars, I figured that there would be someone out there that could made a likeness. All I can
say is that there is nothing better than having opportunity to get something exactly the way you want it. Thanks for everything and I will
look to you for a potential venture in the future.
I just opened the case and I am blown away! I absolutely love it. It
looks n feels brand new. I finally have the stealth of my dreams. I've been looking for so long. I cant say enough how happy I am. To me, it
looks how a stealth should look. The "R" is dead on too. You guys are fast, reliable n talented. I give this an A+ no doubt. I am gonna
steer some of my fellow players your way. Again thanks....a ton!
Got the V today and it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Thanks again!
5150 arrived. WOW !!! To say the least. Lee's work is definitely
the best. I can't say enough praise. Thank you very much to
you both. You guys are great. Thanks again
Wow, Lee, I really can't thank you enough--this guitar is awesome,
and your service was top-notch all the way! You finished the guitar in 1/2 or less time than it would have taken most of the "big"
companies, which is much appreciated. I've owned high-end guitars from quite a few of those "big" companies, and I've got to say that
this Custom "Scythe" blows them all away. From its gorgeous looks to the great play and awesome sound, this guitar is perfect all the
way. You took the time to work one-on-one personally with me to design a guitar specifically for me, and you were able to put in every
custom option I asked for. All along the way, you were there to make sure I was making the best decisions, and offer suggestions of your
own. You are always there with quick email responses and phone calls back--right on the ball. You won't find that kind of customer
service and support just anywhere, but I found it at GMW! And, also extremely important, your prices are set much lower for most everything
than anywhere else--I simply couldn't have afforded to have anyone else build this guitar, but your prices fit my budget well. You've already got
another of my guitars for some mods and re-workings, and I'll be passing others on to you in the future--I wouldn't have anyone else do it. Thanks
again for such wonderful service, and for building my "dream guitar".
I just wanted to drop you guys a quick line to say how excellent the
body looks!!!!! The colors are beautiful, the lines are crisp... It's just unbelievable!!! It's better than I ever thought. Big thanks to you and
Hi Lee, Thanks for the great guitar and the great service! I have bought
a lot of guitars and other music equipment and I never have received the first class treatment that you provided. The normal process for
getting the next to dealer cost on any item is that the service is sub standard, not in this case. You made a great deal that nobody could
beat plus you gave the best service I have ever encountered. Thanks again Lee, you have a long time customer
Thank you for building one of the coolest guitars I've ever owned.
The graphics are perfect, your attention to detail is incredible!!! When the guitar arrived I couldn't take my eyes off of it. After a while I
plugged it in, and it sounded GREAT!!!!!! This is truly a masterpiece. I can't wait to purchase another guitar from
GMW. I'LL BE BACK!
I wanted to drop you a line and let you know how thrilled I am with the
EVH FrankenStrat and the EVH Black/Yellow Strat. I face the dilemma every night as to which one to play. I'm recommending your guitars to
everyone I know because of the friendly service, impeccable set-up and the extraordinary paint work. It's no secret that from now on....my
guitars will be made by GMW.
I got the body today. It looks fantastic! The Dweezil
green is EXACTLY the color I was looking for! Super clean job. I'll have it up and running by this weekend.
Hey ya'll, Seth here. I just had to say "Thank you, thank you, thank
you" to all involved. Lee you were incredibly friendly, taking time out of your busy day to answer my questions and showing me those
remarkable Empires. Wow! What can I say? The guitar is breathtaking. The tone, the resonance in the body, the layout of the maple and
mahogany, I am thrilled to own and play this remarkable instrument. If anyone ever asks I'll send them ya'll's way. And the minute I'm
ready to buy another electric guitar I'll be heading to Glendora.
The EVH Strat guitar arrived yesterday afternoon. I took it home and
played it for several hours. It is absolutely an incredible, great playing guitar! After the amazement of seeing one of these guitars in person
wore off, I went over it top-to-bottom and scrutinized it in my usual anal-retentive way. The finish is almost perfect. I compared the stripe
design on front of the guitar to the original on the cover of Van Halen I and they are an exact match. I have never seen the back of the original
guitar. I know you guys are the best so I know it's an exact match as well The workmanship on the guitar is virtually perfect. You have been
absolutely wonderful to work with Lee and you have gained a customer for life. I am thoroughly impressed by your knowledge of these celebrity
guitars, and by your willingness to share that information. You always return phone calls and email promptly. And most importantly, you make
me feel like an important and valued customer. It doesn't seem to matter that I am not EVH or EC or whoever. I greatly appreciate that you treat
me with the same courtesy and professionalism as if I were indeed a celebrity
I LOVE the guitar, plays like a dream!!!!!!!!Worth every penny! I am also
impressed by your service when I called eight minutes after receiving the guitar.
The guitar is amazing!! I am really pleased. It's like the guitar jumped
out of the picture I sent you!! Excellent work!
Lee, I got the guitar today. What can I say?.................IM totally STOKED!
I am beyond satisfied with it. You guys really know your stuff. I have never been so pleased with anything in all my life. You have been so helpful and
patient with me, and I really do appreciate everything you have done. I would like to thank Dan (The MAN LAWRENCE) for his expertise art work
also. You have a customer for life. I will show this to everybody I know. My friend that I mentioned to you a while back, He is going to FREAK OUT
when he sees the quality of this piece. I know that he will want to have some work done as well. Anyway, Like I said before, we are not done yet,
when I get this one paid for (credit card company) I will get back in touch with you and Dan, and we will begin another one. Again, I have never been
so pleased with anything, like I am pleased with this guitar. Thanks Guys, I will be in touch.
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW !!
I am almost speechless. I knew that it would look good with the stripes, & I
saw your scanned picture u sent me,,,,,,,but that scan doesn't show the most important thing here. The Quality & professionalism of the job! Man !! I
just sat & looked at it when I 1st opened it up. I guess I wasn't prepared for
such a "masterpiece". I can't tell u enough how great it looks. The
clear coat you used, & the buffing techniques you employ makes this regular factory
guitar look better than any custom job I've ever seen! That is the thickest looking paint job I've EVER encountered. It looks like a bar top....you can't
figure out how thick it is. PLEASE feel free to use me as a reference if you ever have a need to. Although I'm not a big star whose endorsement means
a big payoff, I am the common ordinary hard working man, whose dollars mean much more when deciding how to spend them. Any working person
out there can relate to me & my needs, & just because I'm not the best guitar player in the world, doesn't mean I feel I should not have a good
quality guitar for an affordable price. That was the 1st thing that impressed me about your business, you didn't care that my name wasn't "Clapton",
you still gave me Fast, Friendly, & reliable service, & the BEST product
I've ever seen in the little ol' state of Delaware. I am VERY proud to own this & will not hesitate to tell ALL that ask your website page. I promise
to answer ALL Emails that come my way from potential customers of yours. Thanks, & remember this is NOT good-bye, I still have many ideas in my
mind of things I want, & now I know where to get them.
I would like to give you special thanks! I have NEVER received
such service, quick emails, A++ items, and courtesy. Friend and customer for life! THANKS!
What an incredible guitar! My God, the tone on this baby is amazing. Thank you for delivering a
great product, in mint condition, at a great price. For this, you have gained a customer for life. Thanks again, and you can always
count on me as a great referral.
Received the neck yesterday - again, you folks did an incredible job.
Lee your the greatest!! ....and to think I wanted to go through my local dealer for my "custom"
guitar. You got me a price quote within 24 hours. They had my order for 2 weeks and I was still waiting on them when you gave me an answer. I
will go directly through you from now on.
Great quality! I was very pleasantly surprised!
What can I say, you guys are fast getting back to people...
Thanks for visiting and
feel free to call with any questions,