The passion for guitars started long ago.
Foot on the GAS since 2009
A little guitar shop in a run down storage building in 2009. Dumbo wasn't a built up yuppy neighborhood, it was a place where hustlers gathered to scrape a buck. Guys were selling shoes, books, junk, anything they could get moving through Amazon and we were there building guitars.
New York was buzzing with musicians and there was an amazing indie scene in Brooklyn. You could still see The Black Keys as a relatively unknown two piece at places like Terminal 5 and McCarron Park Pool. All the guys at 30th Street Guitars were playing in a bunch of bands, hitting SXSW to get discovered, and building some really sick relic guitars under Rust and Cobra brand names.
I was also building guitars and going to any show, big or small, that I could get into. My little shop out in Brooklyn was a gathering spot for friends. I would build and we would all hang out listening to music and jamming.
I've always loved being part of the guitar industry. I find design and music inspiring and being around phenomenal musicians pushed me to create even better instruments.
As time went on, priorities changed and I wound down the guitar company. It had run its course and I was proud of what we had built.
Here we are, in 2022, and we have a new offering for the guitar community. I hope you enjoy being a part of our world, find some products you love, and maybe, just maybe, win the guitar of your dreams!
Co-founder, GAS affect
GASSER since 1989 when my mom took me to Music 6000 in Olympia, WA and bought me a single pickup black Hondo II. My obsession would kick in a few years later in 1995 when something clicked for me on both the drums and guitar. Growing up in Aberdeen/Hoquiam, Washington, I was hooked on local music coming out of Seattle and dreamed of finding great heights with my guitar.
GASSER since 2020, but I've spent most of my life playing various musical instruments. I took up guitar at the beginning of 2020 and quickly found my guitar collection growing. I grew up in Arizona but made my way east, finding a vibrant and infectious guitar scene in New York.