Mark Kendall demos and reviews his new RH Custom Guitar
From Matt Hocking ("The Creepers", former guitarist for Edgar Winter and Neville Staples of "The Specials")
"The main thing I first noticed when I picked up the guitar was the weight. The wood that Rick picks out has mass but not dead water weight which makes for incredible sustain. You don't even need to plug this guitar in to judge the sustain. Just play the an open G chord and hold it to your body; the vibration goes on for days. The neck has mass like an old 50's Les Paul, but the 'playability factor' with the flat fretboard makes it silky and fast. The 'Hum-single-single' combination is a perfect addition to these guitars... very transparent, but very warm and fat."
From Pete Alva (Pete Alva Project)
"I have seen, played, and experienced a lot of guitars and I don't own very many ...because a lot are way over-rated, but if you want the ultimate in a Custom Shop Guitar, this is it...and they can prove it! The craftsmanship and creative design is second to none and the out of box playability is extraordinary beyond words. You'll probably spend more time just gazing at these guitars let alone playing them. The bottom line though is that they feel 'just right' in whatever style you play, and the sound comes through the amps with the warmth and tone compatible to any amplifier. The choice woods and color tones are 'in tune' and unmatched. Just simply incredible work, feel, tone, and stellar quality in every guitar they build!"
From Rusty Coones (ATTIKA 7's Guitarist)
"R.H.Custom Guitars makes some of the finest handbuilt guitars I've ever played! Attention to detail, great action, sound and sustain. All the best attributes of outstanding performance!"
We are proud to announce that George Amicay and RH Custom Guitars have teamed up to produce a limited run of George Amicay hand carved guitars. High quality, hand built, pieces of art that simply will take your breath away. This is a rare case in which old meets new and what has been produced will blow your mind!
About George Amicay
RH Custom Guitars always seeks out the best craftsmanship when it comes to our one of a kind designs. We are thrilled to offer collaborative efforts between us and George Amicay. Our first collaboration is "The Cowboy" (shown below).
George is a living legend when it comes to creating playable art. He has worked for the following artists:
Ernie Isley (Isley Brothers) 3 Stratocasters
Tim Commeford (Rage Against The Machine) Jazz Bass - Hand Carved Broncos Logo
Jakob Dylan (Wall Flowers) Telecaster, Inlay
Bob Dylan Chrome Stratocaster - Design and Inlay
Mathias Jabs (Scorpions) Stratocaster - Inlay of Planet Mars on all Position Markers
Wyland (Artist) First Breath Stratocaster He Painted
Merle Haggard Design of "Tough Dog" Inlay Telecaster
Waylon Jennings "Flying W" Design and Inlay, Telecaster
Waymon Tisdsle-Jazz Bass, Inlay
John Shanks (Melissa Ethridge) Celtic Design Inlays - Stratocaster
Eric Clapton, Pure Gold Leaf Covered Stratocaster
Target Racing-Chip Ganassi, Hand Carved to look like one of his Race Cars for Inaugural
Audley Freed (Black Crowes) Telecaster
Billy Idol, Inlay Stratocaster
Michael Anthony (Van Halen) Jazz Bass
Fender Catalina Blues Festival 5 Stratocasters
Tony Melman, 2 stratocasters and 1 Telecaster
Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) Star Inlays, Stratocaster
Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) Checkerboard Bajo Sexto Telecaster
Elliot Easton (The Cars) Inlay Telecaster
Will Ray (Hellicasters) Skull Inlays and Gold Leafing on his Signature Strat-Telecaster
Anita Cochran, Hand Carved and Inlaid Custom Thinline Telecaster used in the movie "The Dukes of Hazard Go To Hollywood"
Sergio Vallin (Mana) Fender Showmaster, Inlaid and Carved Headstock
The word legend is often over used, but in the case of George Amicay it only begins to tell his story. One of the most highly sought after custom guitar builders George began his career at Fender Guitars. Quickly rising to Master Builder his guitars became highly sought after by collectors and musicians. It was and still not uncommon for clients to patiently wait months for one of his masterpieces.