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 protytpes, 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. Please contact me at 217-516-0247 or at email@example.com. 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.