Phil Sylvester, a singular painter, drawer, sculptor and teacher, builds spectacular, one-of-a-kind guitars. They play beautifully – we have played them – and look like nothing else we have ever seen. They are at once sculptures, serious instruments and explorations in sonic engineering.
The site is designed to be a walk through his studio – guitars leaning up against the wall all the way around. The brief also called for communicating these guitars are more than visual spectacles, but serious instruments designed by an accomplished guitarist for serious players. The site features sample sounds of each guitar, and close-ups of design, material and construction details.