Matt Proctor recently wrote me to let me know about his guitar company, M-tone Guitars. I’ve never played one of Matt’s guitar, but they definitely have a unique vibe to them, likely due to Matt’s 15-year stint as a sculptor. I like his philosophy:
I remember when I was ten years old in Santa Fe, NM, looking in a pawn shop window at a beat up blue paisley Jaguar and getting a gnawing, excited feeling that never went away. Thinking about that guitar 35 years later still fires me up, and I try to build guitars that make me feel like that over and over again. My guitars play like a dream and feature top of the line electronics and hardware, but most importantly they are sexy and fun and can make you remember why guitars are important to begin with. The world always needs more cool guitars.
He makes a point of mentioning that he does all of the work himself and doesn’t rely on robots or computers to help him out. He also chooses not to use plastic whenever possible. For example, he uses steel for pickguards, which I think add to the funky vibe of the guitars.
I can’t attest to how they play or sound, but Matt’s guitars certainly look cool:
Read more about Matt’s guitars at the M-tone Guitars website.