Scotti Hill of Skid Row | Custom Pacifica

Scotti Hill | Custom Pacifica

When given the opportunity to build a custom Pacifica for Scotti Hill of Skid Row, we wanted to design a guitar that was just like the artist and his playing style: unpretentious, unapologetic and full of soul. Other than the Pacifica body and headstock shape we left no other spec untouched. Here is a list… Continue reading Scotti Hill of Skid Row | Custom Pacifica

Custom Pacifica for Joshua Ray Gooch #1

Joshua Ray Gooch | Custom Pacifica

Joshua Ray Gooch recently called us in a panic. The lead guitarist in Shania Twain’s band was told he needed a red colored “Strat” for the opening song of their current Rock This Country tour and he only had a few days to get it. When situations like this arise for artists, the first thing… Continue reading Custom Pacifica for Joshua Ray Gooch #1

John Patitucci Custom Semi-Hollow bass

John Patitucci | Custom Hollowbody Bass

Beautiful images of the semi-hollow bass made for John Patitucci by our luthier, Pat Campolattano, at Yamaha Artist Services Burbank. Check out John’s ‘Brooklyn’ project.

Robby Takac BB Gallery

The good news for Robby Takac’s bass tech is that no time is wasted cleaning instruments. We visited Robby and his trusty BB’s when the Goo Goo Dolls played a packed show in Hollywood recently. We love it when an artist’s instruments sound amazing and tell a story about who they are.

Mike Stern in India

Mike Stern had great performances at the Palm Expo in India with 17 years bass prodigy Mohini Dey and Gino Banks who is a top drummer in India. He attracted a huge fanatic audience!

Phil X custom guitars in-detail

Phil X | Custom Pacifica

Here are some shots of the finished Phil X’s custom Pacificas. The baked maple neck smells smoky!

Phil X custom guitars in-process

Phil X | Custom Pacifica

Yamaha Artist Services Burbank is a research and development center of Yamaha Guitar. We build custom guitars collaborating with artists. Here are some our latest works in-process for Phil X.