The Red Star Guitars story began in 2010.  I had been working on my own guitars for 15 years prior, having spent countless hours learning from some of the best luthiers and guitar techs in Southern California.  I had gotten to the point where I was buying guitars in rough shape, fixing them, and reselling them for some spare cash.  I called this “guitar rehab”.  Ultimately, it was the overwhelming positive feedback from the people buying my new-and-improved guitars that pushed me to make a legitimate business out of it.

In 2012, I launched the Red Star Guitars online storefront and began selling many of the products I was already using in my repair work.  Every item listed on the site has been proven to be high quality and affordable – the two most important things when building, restoring or upgrading a guitar.  I’ve used these products every day, I know them inside and out, and I can say with confidence that they are the best bang for your buck.

In 2021, I decided to bring Red Star Guitars to a close.  Many challenges within the industry, the retail sector, and society in general made it difficult to keep things “business as usual”.  Some of those challenges have been documented in the Blog.  12 years… it’s been a lot of fun and now I’m moving on to new horizons.

Thank you for stopping by the Red Star Guitars website.