I started out building acoustic guitars in the mid sixties
and, by the time I started business in the mid seventies,
I'd come to realise that many of the players I found interesting
also played electric guitar.
I soon came to believe that all guitars are
"acoustic" - solid body electrics just aren't so
A guitar string vibrates according to what it's attached
to. Make a concrete guitar and it'll sound like a concrete
guitar! Pickups simply amplify what the strings are doing,
according to what they're attached to.
These days we mostly make acoustics and our neck-through
body (plank neck) guitars, but I've included our bolt-on-neck
models also. We made lots of these in the "selling to
the shops" days and still take orders for them.
Serious Players Use Noyce Guitars Here's a short list of
professional musicians who have purchased Noyce
Guitars over the years. Selling guitars to "name" pro
players has never
been easy because:
They don't make anywhere near the money people assume
As their name looms larger, there are lots of manufacturers
queuing up to give them free guitars
Some of these names are well known in their own right and some
are "sidemen" - the unsung heroes of the business.