This guitar was handcrafted by Ballwin, MO luthier Dan O'Grady. Building guitars is Dan's passion, not his business. He's been designing and building a wide variety of woodworking projects since the late 1960s, and playing, pulling apart and putting together guitars since the early 1970s. After a disabling neurological condition forced him to retire from teaching in 2007, he combined these two pursuits into building custom electric guitars and basses as a form of both mental and physical therapy.
Each year, Dan builds fewer than half a dozen instruments. Typically, over 50 hours of painstaking, detailed hand work goes into the creation of each unique, signed & numbered instrument. The finished instruments are most often donated for charity fundraising events that support education, the arts and the general wellbeing of children and families in the St. Louis region.
With a one piece mahogany body and a bound "Blue Geode" fabric top, and hand carved cherry, maple, and mahogany 5 piece fat profile neck, this beautiful guitar was handmade by Ballwin luthier Dan O'Grady.
The incredible 24.56" scale Bound Zebrawood fretboard has a 12" radius, with 22 fret and hand shaped bone nut. This guitar has an adjustable wraparound bridge and Gotoh tuners.
Includes a case, information on the care and maintenance of the instrument for the new owner and contact information should the instrument ever need adjustment.