2015 continues to be a crazy busy year. My shop expansion, which I started over three years ago, is almost complete. It’s about time, eh? The new area, my “design studio” will house my office, design equipment (drawing and layout tables, computers, etc.), clean bench, library, and tool storage. I have designed and built it to help inspire me while I create… and I’m really loving it! The new area allows me to better utilize my old shop space as a machine/fabrication room. I’ll be adding more bench space as well as laying out the machinery in a more efficient manner. All of this will hopefully help me make even better guitars… and a few more a year too!
Now, as if that wasn’t enough, I have even more to tell you about. March 31, 2015 marks the launch of a brand new project… John Page Classic, the brainchild of my friend Howard Swimmer, CEO of HRS Unlimited.The concept? Making my custom designs accessible to more players. How? By having them produced by one of the finest factories in Japan, that I have known for decades, and being watched over and supervised by people whom I have known, respected, and worked with for over 30 years. An incredibly well built guitar, with all of the features I build into my hand-built custom models, for about a third of the cost. Wow, am I excited!
The first model to be launched under the John Page Classic brand is the Ashburn. To find out more about it, and find a dealer near you, check out the new John Page Classic website, and see our ads in the May issue of Guitar Player and Guitar World magazines!
Thank you all for the wonderful support… cheers!