FV Guitars

Although the first FV guitar was born in 1990 out of the necessity of replacing a broken instrument, the concept of building guitars with the intent of improving on the quality of what I was playing at the time didn’t come till 1998. Because I had no previous experience in the trade, it took me a while to cross the threshold and produce a desirable instrument. But needless to say, it turned out substantially better than my big-name axe. I thus realized that in order to achieve what I was after, only batches of six or less guitars could realistically be made at a time by a single builder. As to today, I have simplified the task to one instrument a month and my sanity is all the better for it.

A few years ago, I entered in a partnership under FJ Coyote Guitars, but the project was doomed from the start and there isn’t much in terms of history there. I was the master builder and the partner in charge of sales. To say that I created way more guitars than those sold is an understatement. In the end, I simply walked out.

 

Grain fillers and nitrocellulose finishes may be the norm among top builders, but I can’t justify their place in my shop. As a philosophical matter, I can’t justify perfection either, as each guitar is built as a unique project where some of the handwork is intentionally present as a mark of authenticity. I find the result much more pleasing and inviting.

 

My favorite guitars have always been the ones that begged to be played, such as teles, strats, and juniors; thus, they are essentially the ones I gravitate towards, albeit with taking the liberty of adding a few personal touches to their design. No two necks are ever alike, yet they all instill the same sense of comfort and ease of playing. Overall, I aim for my guitars to convey an air of rustic elegance teamed with tonal individuality; and as such, I love them all.



The first FV guitar

FJ Coyote Natural in northern ash

GUITARS FOR SALE

S/N 3005 J-Style

Neck: Honduran Mahogany, Indian Rosewood fingerboard, 12" radius, MOP dot inlays, nickel frets, 5° non-scallopped headstock, 2.2° neck/body joint, set neck.

Scale length: 24 5/8"

Body: Honduran Mahogany.

Pickguard & back plate:  figured Pacific Maple

Tuners: Hipshot, open-gear, locking.

Bridge: Gotoh 510 UB, adjustable wraparound, chrome.

Pickups: Rio Grande Jazzdawg neck, 9.8 K,  Rio Grande Bluesdawg bridge, 11.5 K.

Weight: 8.3 lbs

PRICE: $ 2,200.00 (Includes hard-shell case)

Please, contact me for details.

S/N 3001 J-Style prototype

Neck: Honduran Mahogany, Indian Rosewood  fretboard, 12" radius, MOP dot inlays, nickel jumbo frets, 5° non-scallopped headstock, 2.2° neck/body joint, set neck.

Scale length: 24 5/8"

Body: African Mahogany.

Tuners: Gotoh Vintage

Bridge: Graphtech wraparound, chrome

Pickup: Lollar, 9.4 K

Weight: 7.3 lbs

PRICE: $ 1,250.00 (Includes hard-shell case)

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S/N 3002 J-Style,  Worn Antique

Neck: Honduran Mahogany, Indian Rosewood fretboard, 12" radius, MOP dot inlays, nickel jumbo frets, 5° headstock, set neck.

Scale length: 24 5/8"

Body: African mahogany

Tuners: Gotoh Vintage

Bridge: Golden  Age adjustable wraparound, chrome

Pickup: Dominger Vintage, hand-wound, 8.4 K

Weight: 7.5 lbs

PRICE: $1,800.00  SOLD!

S/N 2020 TS-Style

Neck: Cocobolo, Indian Rosewoode fretboard, 12" radius, MOP dot inlays, nickel frets, bolt-on.

Scale length: 25 1/2"

Body: Pacific Maple

Tuners: Gotoh Vintage

Bridge: Gotoh compensated.

Neck pickup: Vintage Fender, 5.6 K

Bridge pickup: Dominger special hand-wound, 9.8 K

Weight: 9.0 lbs

PRICE: $1,400.00  SOLD!

S/N 3004 J-Style

Neck: Honduran Mahogany, Indian Rosewood fretboard, 12" radius, 12° scallopped headstock, 2.2° neck/body joint, set neck.

Scale length: 24 5/8"

Body: Sapele, highly figured Bubinga top.

Tuners: Gotoh Vintage.

Bridge: Golden Age adjustable wraparound, nickel.

Pickup: Dominger Vintage, hand-wound, 8.0 K

Weight: 8.2 lbs.

PRICE: $2,000.00 (Includes hard-shell case)

Please, contact me for details.