Updated: Mar 22, 2022
The M&V Guitars Story
Throughout my career of playing guitar and bass for several decades, the electric guitars of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and the rest of rock's pantheon always fascinated and captivated me. Their styling, woods and performance meld together to give each model it's own mystique. As an engineer, questions like what makes a Les Paul sound and play like a Les Paul, or what makes a Stratocaster so versatile have been my life-long study and obsession.
In 2008 Dennis MacPherson, of MacPherson Guitarworks and Black Pearl guitars and I joined forces to create M&V Guitars and Pickups. The combination of what Dennis had learned in 20 years of guitar building and repair and work at Oscar Schmidt Musical Instruments, with my engineering, manufacturing and guitar studies background resulted in some really unique guitars and basses with their own distinctive sound, performance and vibe.