It has been a crazy summer at Pasquale Custom Guitars. We have been swamped with activity since our appearance at Winter NAMM 2015 and have had little time for blogging. We have a lot of catching up to do.
We have seen Rockin’ For The Troops 2015 come and go and it was indeed another great show this year with Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band lighting up the stage with a great performance.
We also managed to secure our first distributorship in Europe with the Netherlands based Custom Gears 4 You company. This will allow us to get our “boots on the ground” in Europe by getting demo stock in stores. Our plans are to get direct access to the European Metal Festival Circuit.
We also had the opportunity to complete guitars for several local players who will be attending music schools this fall. PCG will have a presence in Greenville College in Illinois as well several new guitars going to some players on the local Chicago music scene.
In addition to all of this we have had some new designs on the workbench that will be released soon. We are currently working on our new Templar model that will add to the uniqueness of our Metal Series Guitars.
Also, after years of saying we were going to finish them, the templates are done for our Detonator Bass Series Guitars and the first prototype of is in the works. Watch for that coming soon!
And finally ,after almost 25 years ,we have mended our fences with Floyd Rose. My fallout with The Original Floyd Rose company began back in 1990 when Kramer guitars went bankrupt and the license to the “Floyd” went to Fender Guitars(FMIC). Fender made it so difficult get a Floyd that I switched to Schaller Locking Tremolos until I finally hooked up with Adam Reiver at FU Tone.
Through a series of unplanned events I was back in contact with the Marketing Director of Floyd Rose and after some sincere open dialog we made our peace and now, after almost 25 years, Pasquale Custom Guitars is an Official OEM Distributor of The Original Floyd Rose Tremolo System.
It’s been a crazy kids but we have been working hard to broaden our horizons.