By Andrew Catania
Sarah Benton, guitar builder extraordinaire, used her creative talent and built a Jason Becker guitar based on a painting by Gary Becker, Jason’s father. Here’s what Sara said:
Alright, guys, I can’t keep it a secret anymore…..as you all know (if you are familiar with the Jason Becker story), JB’s father, Gary Becker, is an artist. For about a year, I was trying to come up with a concept for a guitar to capture my appreciation for what JB stands for, along with the amazing family/friends he has supporting him. I found this piece by Gary, and thought to myself “this is it!” I started building with the help of Rafael Barajas@thornguitars and Werner Goertz. I’ve been watching my dream come true over the course of a year, and as I put the neck on the body yesterday, I realized….secret or no secret, I have to share this with the world. (Don’t be mad at me Werner?) Now, the plan is, I am going to present the guitar to Jason around the beginning of next month with this option: he can either keep it for himself, or we can auction it off, and all of the proceeds go to Jason and his family. This has been such an honor and a privilege…..thank you to all the people who have been supporting me through the beginning of my career. More to come in the future! Love you all!Jason Becker #luthier #luthiery #guitar #guitarporn#guitarcraft #woodwork #handpainted#custominlays #art #garybecker #garybeckerart#jasonbecker #iloveyouall #thankyou #me
Jason Becker and his family are super people. Thank you, Sarah, for building such a nice guitar!