Joe Louis Walker Signature Hellfire

When I first listened to Joe Louis, I heard the sound of all my favorite British rock guitarists. Beck, Bender, Bolan, Ronson, and Kossoff. Joe had the guitar slinging tone of […]

Red Fender Strat br Brad Gillis

Brad Gillis Guitars – VIP

Ozzy Osbourne’s replacement for Randy Rhoads was none other than Brad Gillis. His playing on the Diary of a Madman tour and Speak of the Devil album, brought him to […]


Rik Frane Designs

Rik is a Pin-up and Horror artist with a distinctive aspect of the genre. We’ve toiled together on several projects. His out-of-print book “The Art of Rik Frane” sells between […]

Mexican Style Taxi Pinstripe

Tijuana Taxi Hellfire Custom

One of my beloved designers is Tom Daniel. His 75 plus incredible designs of wicked rods and cultural icons were part of my boyhood and personality. I fused many of his […]

Vampire Slaying BC Rich Guitar

Van Hellsong Vampire Slayer

A proud fan of horror movies, I was at a convention and noticed a pair of wooden spikes being worn by someone. Immediately I had the idea of making a Spike […]


Ibanez with Washed Denim Finish

Our Acid wash technique created this denim effect for a Levi’s guitar. Check out our other Acid Washed guitars. Acid Washed Loch Ness Green Ibanez Jem Charcoal Finished Ibanez


Junior has a Hole in the Head

A simple LP Junior Bolt on style with a wrap tailpiece, soapbar, cream finish, and hole in the head headstock for easy hanging wherever you may roam

Charvel SanDimas Custom

Batman Charvel

If the 60’s were the Golden age of Cool Guitars,  the 80’s were Silver. You had to make a statement with custom painted guitar! Manufacturers couldn’t keep up with the demand and […]

S'cool Bus, Cool Bus Guitar

Cool Bus Telecaster

The Tom Daniel S’Cool Bus is undoubtedly one of the wildest Hot Rod model kits, and most collectible Hot Wheels cars.  I saw a School Bus being painted one day […]

Kat Von D Birthday Bash Guitar

Kat Von D Custom Guitar

The Kat Von D Birthday Bash with Bam Margera was at the height of her career with LA Ink. The event asked us to create a guitar that carried the […]

Ibanez Jem 777 Custom Finish

Ibanez Jem 777 – Charcoal Finished

We used Charcoal, water and other elements to stain the wood on the Ibanez Jem, carefully washing each layer to gradually build up the darkness we wanted.  After it was […]


ESP Mooneyes Dragstrip Groupie

This is one of our first custom jobs with a corporate theme.  The idea of a dragstrip girl merged with the Mooneyes Racing Equipment Logo, over some very fine green Metal Flake


Cheap Trick – Rick Neilsen / DiPinto Junior

Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick is the worlds most eclectic collector of guitars. With one for practically every event, occasion and outfit, his warehouse is the Fort Knox of Guitardom. Cheap Trick recorded the […]

Chrome Plated Guitars by Cara Guitars

Cara Hellfire- Chrome Hologram Flame Top

Working on our Chrome Plating process for wood, we experimented a lot. This Cara Hellfire guitar started as a perfect Chrome finish. We tried different polishes, temperatures, and chemicals on […]


455 Super Duty Tribute

In the tradition of Big Block Muscle, it’s the 455-SD.  With true Pontiac style, the blacktop features a hand-laid pinstripe job, in a Gold, Red, and White Firebird-inspired design. The […]