Josh Smith

Solo artist, Joe Bonamassa, Raphael Saadiq, Session guitarist

Bill’s a mad genius. He definitely knows more about building guitars than anyone I’ve ever met. I would honestly be lost without this guitar.

eddie martinez

David Lee Roth, Run D.M.C., Blondie, Robert Palmer, Solo Artist


Eddie has worked with David Lee Roth (on Crazy from the Heat), Run-D.M.C. (on Run-D.M.C. and King of Rock), Robert Palmer (most notably "Simply Irresistible"), Meat Loaf (Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell), several Jim Steinman projects, and many others. He also played jazz guitar during Blondie's Farewell Concert in 1982 in Toronto and he accompanied Mick Jagger at the first Live Aid concert in 1985. He has recorded one solo album, No Lies, on Cotillion Records which was produced by Bernard Edwards.


Tim Volpicella

Solo Artist, Chuck Israels, Russ Ferrante, Dann Zinn

My Chapin gives me an amazing choice of tones from jazz to rock to acoustic, it’s beautiful and it plays like butter.

Ray Gomez

Stanley Clarke, Roy Buchanan, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Bunny Brunel, Steps Ahead, Lenny White, many more.

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Bill Chapin is the nicest of all the top high end guitar builders I’ve ever met. He has truly tapped into the old stuff....but with the customer’s preferences!

Billy johnson

John Lee Hooker, Chet Baker, Stan Kenton

Guitars that capture the soul of the great vintage instruments, while looking toward the future.


Bill Chapin is among the best guitar builders that I know and knows more about the relationship between acoustic and electric instruments than anyone I’ve ever met.
— Tom Ribbecke (Archtop guitar building deity)
I highly recommend Bill Chapin’s instruments and repair work to any serious musician.
— John Stowell (Guitar Player columnist, David Freisen, Paul Horn, Billy Higgins, Ralph Towner, Herb Ellis, Solo)