2005 GVCG Blackguard T-style Greenwich Village Custom Guitars w/Fred Stuart pickups
Handmade in NYC in 2005 ! Some of Jonathan Wilson's best work from the golden era...old swamp ash body, aged rock maple neck, and impeccable aging process. In this case, amazing Fred Stuart "Blackguard" pickups ! A very special guitar indeed.
Greenwich Village Custom Guitars (GVCG)
A guitarist, producer and songwriter of enviable talent, Jonathan Wilson has toured with Roger Waters, worked with Jackson Browne, Dawes, Father John Misty, and a host of others. In the early days of his career, Jonathan made world class S and T style instruments under the name Greenwich Village Custom Guitars (GVCG) for himself and his friends, such as Lenny Kravitz. Logically, first in NYC, then ultimately on to CA – a move which effective rebooted the Laurel canyon sound … as per recent interview in Vintage Guitar magazine:
“I made them out of necessity, really; I needed guitars that felt and sounded a certain way, and outside of playing a real ’62 Strat and a ’57 Telecaster, this was the only way to do it.”
“I had a knack for making instruments sound and feel authentic, and that resonated with the players who got their hands on one.”