Erik Buell Collaborates on Signature Guitar
Ever the innovator, Buell can now add guitar designer to his list of accomplishments. Thanks to some prodding a couple of years ago from Queensrÿche guitarist-friend, Mike Stone, Buell took on the challenge of designing guitars and now enjoys an exclusive collaboration with Stone and Peavey, one of the world's largest manufacturers of musical instruments.
Buell's friendship with Stone led to the collaboration with the Peavey Custom Shop. The Mike Stone Signature MS-1 guitar features an original contoured mahogany body shape developed by Stone and Buell. The neck contains inlay blocks with engraved road race motorcycle sketches by Buell. The guitar, which debuted at the NAMM Show January 17-20, in Anaheim, Calif., will be built to order in the Peavey Custom Shop.
"Peavey's Custom Shop is a showcase of the hand craftsmanship that can go into a guitar. I am very proud they have chosen to build our design. Mike knew I played guitar, and challenged me to design a guitar that he would like as much as his Buell motorcycle. It's great to see we succeeded!" said Buell.