Master Luthier Art Esparza

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Master Luthier Art Esparza

We are thrilled to announce that the former Fender Custom Shop Senior Master Builder Art Esparza will be providing guitar/bass repair services for you here at Wild West Guitars. If you have a vintage guitar that needs some extra special attention then please give us a call and Art will take good care of your guitar.

Over the years Art has built and worked on countless guitars, and his craftsmanship is shown by the premium resale values online and in the top collector’s show. In addition to being a professional luthier, Art is also a very talented Saxophone player that performs on a regular basis.

“Esparza served at Fender for over 18 years, mentored by some of the finest master builders in the industry, including Fender Custom Shop co-founder John Page, J.W. Black and Phil Kubicki. During that time he designed and built instruments for leading artists including Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Ernie Isley, Sammy Hagar and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. One-of-a-kind efforts included the widely celebrated “Zeal” Stratocasters for Isley; a custom chambered Showmaster for Teena Marie; a red Strat with Richard McClish piezo bridge for Hagar, and a polka dot Strat for Guy that precisely matches his favorite polka dot shirt.” -Premier Guitar Magazine

Master Luthier Art Esparza