Picking a favorite guitar was very difficult. There are so many great manufacturers out there. We found extremely great guitars ranging from $800 to $4000 but our favorites of the NAMM show came from Jennings Guitar Co. Most of their guitars landed in the $1750 to $2500 range but we absolutely loved their original takes on vintage designs. Their Catalina model harkens back to Jazzmaster and Jaguar offset designs will remaining very original in appearance. The tasteful and optional “Catalina” engraving on the pick-guard was very tasteful without being too over the top. All of the lines and contours of the body were comfortable both standing and sitting.
What really set Jennings apart from the rest of the pack was their personal attention to the customer and passion for their product. Chad “Mustache Man” and Devin “Bearded Dragon”, aside from having the best facial hair at NAMM were an absolute blast to chat with. They were knowledgeable and passionate while not being over bearing and too “salesy”. At the end of the day these dudes make absolutely killer guitars, and while they come in at the top-end of the intermediate market they are quite possibly the best deal you can get on a custom guitar these days.
Pricing: $1750 to $2500+
Learn More: Jennings Guitar’s Website