Read the history of Vibrance Guitars.
My name is Craig Collins. I am the designer and craftsman of these custom guitars. I have over 30 years of machinist experience and have incorporated my skills into building 3 prototype guitars in 2009 and 2010 handcrafted from black walnut, cherry and other North American hard woods. Design elements include: neck through the body, chambered, arch top and back with a contoured neck heel, and a 5 piece laminated neck with carbon fiber inserts for neck rigidity and tonal transfer. I have built my own sawmill and wood drying kiln. Since building the prototypes, I have expanded to some exotic woods and now have the ability to offer the customer more choices with components to compliment the tonal quality of the wood. These choices include: differing bridges, string-through string retention, body chambering or semi-hollow design, choice of pick-ups, and wood combinations. To prevent stripped threads, I have incorporated threaded brass inserts with machine screws instead of wood screws throughout the guitar (including strap buttons), with the exception of the tuners. I want each person playing these guitars to know that I cared about every point of creation. I am no longer building guitars. My apologies. Thanks for visiting.
P.S. View the images below of the prototype guitars. The image of the bass guitar is my first attempt at building an instrument. The last 2 images are inside the control cavities, showing brass threaded inserts. No more toothpicks.
Vibrance guitars is a registered trademark of Craig Collins.