About 30 years ago a 14-year old curly haired kid in Northern California, decided he wanted an electric guitar. His folks wouldn’t buy him one so naturally, he made one in 8th grade wood shop class. He played that guitar in the high school jazz band and into college as a music major. Leaving school, he followed another passion - racing. Working on motorcycles, boats, cars, anything that went fast. While building half-million dollar engines that competed and won on speedways like Indy, Daytona, Motegi, Hokenheim; he learned lessons of uncompromising attention to detail. To relieve pressure from his day job, he built a handful of guitars for himself and friends - nobody famous - just local players. He hunted down really great pieces of old wood from furniture, barns or railroad stations to use for bodies and necks. Metal parts were handmade from titanium, steel, aluminum. Experimenting with different materials and tweaking each guitar until it was perfect... Eleven Guitars was founded to continue the passionate development of the electric guitar with a reverence for the history of the instrument.