Scott began tinkering with electronics at an early age. In his early teens he began playing guitar and experimenting with pickups. Fifteen years later he found himself working alongside luthier Richard Hoover, of Santa Cruz Guitar Company, studying acoustic guitar construction. At Santa Cruz Guitar Company he hand carved over 1000 necks. Custom neck carving became his specialty. While mastering every aspect of neck construction he took on other responsibilities as the Shop Foreman. These included all phases of guitar construction, guitar finishing with Nitrocellulose, wood management and tool maintenance. At this time he began developing an electric guitar for the 21st century. After meeting musician Barry Sless, he began to develop an instrument that had the broadest tonal range available. After five years he opened shop and offered his guitars to the public. During his pursuit to develop an electronic package to incorporate into these instruments, he began working with electronic wizards Peter Miller and John Cutler. The collaboration between Scott, John, Peter, Barry and Steve Kimock has opened the door to a variety of options now available on these instruments.
The Jimson is based on an American icon, meant to drop right in your lap or on your shoulder. The body is resonant Sugar Pine similar to the ones being […]