Our Story

Ever since I was a 16 year old wannabe Rocker playing in garages and basements in the suburbs of Detroit in the mid 70's, I have been fascinated by Electric Guitars. Every guitar had it's own sound and feel. But as time passed I got tired of what the "corporate factories" forced on us Guitarists. And in order to get a guitar to play and sound the way you wanted it to, you had to change things, replace parts, have a tech work on it to get it to play right.  One day I thought, why can't someone build you the guitar you want from day one...you choose the pickups...tuners...type of wood...fret size...you name it!!! And that's when G'Zan Custom Guitars was born.

In a small workshop out back of my home in Columbia, Tennessee, I build the guitar of your dreams. From creating a custom body out of a blank, or making you a special, one-of-a-kind take of a "classic" design, G'Zan Custom Guitars can handle any idea you might have. I have an OSHA approved paint spray booth and can custom mix any color you desire. All of my finishes are Nitrocellulose Lacquer, for that "classic" tone and finish. I get necks "in the rough" and do the fretwork, final heel shaping, headstock shape, and finishing myself to YOUR specs!!! My necks are finished in hand-rubbed Tung oil , nine coats, and then de-glossed, for a smooth, fast, feel of "bare wood"....if you ever suffered from sticky necks, you'll be delighted to play a G'Zan!!!


I have been a guitarist for 40 years, doing my own repairs and set ups. I have a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from National Institute of Technology in East Detroit, Michigan. I am also a Certified Electric Guitar Technician by Carvin Guitars. I have been building and repairing Electric Guitars and Basses as well as amps and accessories since 2007. 

If you are interested in having a custom built guitar made to your own specifications...or have an idea that you would like to turn into a guitar...a "Corporate Logo"?...A Company Mascot?...Just a cool Custom Painted Guitar Body for your office or showroom? An unusual color??? Feel free to contact me using our Contact form on the last page, or call me at (931) 215-3575. 

I am also available to do all of your repairs, setups and maintenance needs. Pickup Swaps, Mods, Wiring changes, upgrades, and even complete refinishes, are just some of the services offered in my shop!!! I'm located in Columbia, TN....an easy drive from Nashville or Huntsville...My prices are very competitive, fast turn around and high quality work!!! Feel free to contact me using our "Contact Form" or at (931) 215-3575.