Show Us Your Gear: First Guitars
Another guitarist who picked up the instrument later in life, Brozowski went a different route and built and modified his first guitar. He explains, "Starting out on guitar at age 58, I knew I would never gain enough chops to warrant buying a fine instrument. But when I coupled my 35 years of woodworking experience and engineering background with low-end guitars I found in pawn shops, I was able to create my first guitars!" The very first, pictured, started life as an Ibanez Gio. He routs the bodies, adds wooden pickguards with chambers below, and sets up the necks. "They play better than they did new, are a lot of fun, and people always take a second look because no two are the same!"