Our Custom Guitar Builders
John J. Slog is the Designer, Manufacturer and Artist Relations Director at Guitar Villa.
John has advised some of the greatest names in rock history on their sounds, and he’ll be happy to help you discover yours, too! After developing a true appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship that is required to build custom instruments, John established 2 lines of custom instruments that are built and sold directly from the Guitar Villa store in Bethlehem, PA.
All guitars in the Vibrawood and Szlag lines are made in the USA from the finest materials - handcrafted by John and his team of expert technicians, and built uniquely for you.
How It Works
Our Hand-Crafted Custom Brands
Recognizing a need for greater customization of acoustic, electric and bass guitars, Guitar Villa established their own brands to address this need.
Our VibraWood line of electric and bass guitars are based on the classic shapes and performance specs of the vintage 1950-70 Fenders.
For a completely personalized build, made to your exact needs and specifications, we offer basses and acoustic guitars in the Szlag Custom line.
Our Vibrawood models provide the perfect solution to playing high quality, high performance guitars that look and feel like the classic Fender models from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
These instruments are a fraction of the cost of the originals, so perfect for life on the road. Well-known Vibrawood artists include: Steve Kimock, Bakithi Kumalo, Patrick Dahlheimer. Anything you see below can be built, so if you’re feeling inspired, let us know!