Jaden Rose Guitars
Jaden was the first guy to contact me to ask me if I wanted an artist endorsement. I had just started releasing singles to test the waters and see if there was any interest in the music I was writing. To have a guitar maker contact me and ask if I wanted a signature guitar making is something I’d daydreamed about since seeing Steve Vai’s Jem guitars on guitar magazines, when I was a kid.
Taking a guitar I loved and improving it
Inspired by one of my other musical heroes, Eddie Van Halen, and his “frankenstrat”. I had been modifying and customising (read, destroying!) guitars for years in the search for a guitar that really worked for me. I had just put a guitar together from custom parts that I was finally happy with. My super strat with f-holes, had (pretty much by accident) become a guitar that people remembered me by. I didn’t really think that the guitar I had assembled could be bettered and with that in mind I drove 5 hours to Jaden’s workshop in the Welsh woods.
Customer Service? Friendship!
As soon as I met Jaden we instantly became great friends. He is a great guy. Jaden combines the perfectionism of an engineer with the eye of an artist. Unlike a lot of guitar builders, Jaden can really play too, so he understands what modern rock players are looking for in a guitar. As you can see in this video, we always have such a good time when we hang out in his workshop!
A guitar is born
I realised very quickly that Jaden could make me a unique guitar that took everything I loved about my guitar and improved on it with some really original and innovative touches. We sat down, took the features I liked about my guitar along with some of the lessons that I had learnt from touring and came up with a design.
Jaden has really gone far beyond the call of duty to make this guitar exactly what I want. If like me, you want a guitar that makes you stand out from a crowd of guitarists playing stuff of the shelf… Jaden Rose is your guy.
Some footage of me playing in Jaden’s workshop.