By Andrew Catania
The first thing one associated George Lynch with is his incredible music. A songwriter and hard-rock guitar player, Lynch carved himself a legacy as a member of the hugely popular 80’s hair metal band, Dokken. Not only was he ranked #68 on “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” by Guitar World Magazine, but also made the cut at #10 on “Top 10 Metal Guitarists of All Time” by Gibson.
There is no doubt that Lynch’s influence in the music industry has been nothing less than incredible. His techniques and style have inspired aspiring players from across the world.
Hence, his legacy only seemed to come full-circle when he decided to launch his custom guitar company under the title of Mr. Scary Guitars almost a decade ago in 2009. Since then, his guitars have made it to the most coveted list amongst guitar players worldwide.
Inspired his unique style, Lynch understood the intricacies of building the perfect guitar and decided to create his unique creations that drowned in perfection from carving, custom wiring, and wood shaping to the painting and finishing.
Lynch’s vision to create a company was inspired by his desire to fulfill his dream of ensuring that every guitar-playing fan had the option to own a personalized guitar that was not only phenomenal but also excellent to play and a reflection of the player’s desires.
The process of producing each one-of-a-kind item remains true to the roots of individuality and classical techniques. Each piece is hand-carved, and CNC machines are banned at all steps of the luthiery process. Apart from a few model exceptions, Lynch perfectly uses a pin router to shape the bodies of the guitars. The creation is complex yet simple, personalized and made by hand.
His success in creating the perfect guitar is second to none because of the numerous options he offers to all his clients. He sits with customers, consults him or her on their needs and proceeds to build the guitar from scratch by hand. From choosing the sizes and material for the fret wire to creating custom fret inlays and offering six or seven string models, the possibilities are endless.
The testimonies of satisfied clients are an evident reflection of his talent. From Italy to the United Kingdom, Mr. Scary Guitars has achieved global success. The reviews are raging and what you are about to read is just one of the many – “That is right boys – I am the proud owner of Mr. Scary Burnt Tiger #3 (the one you see on this very website). Not only is it an honor to own this guitar that George created, but it is also an extreme pleasure to play as well. Honestly, the craftsmanship and George’s attention to detail is second to none.”
It is about time we all get on board because there’s no doubt that Mr. Scary Guitars is going to haunt our most wanted lists for as long as it continues to exist under George Lynch’s direction.
For more information on Mr. Scary Guitars, please go to http://www.mrscaryguitars.com/