About Haywire Custom Guitars

/About Haywire Custom Guitars
About Haywire Custom Guitars 2019-06-02T11:19:04-04:00

Mr. Rick Mariner
Mr. Rick MarinerOwner, Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc.
He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md.and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.
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What Is A Guitar Custom Shop ?

A custom guitar facility is a smarter way to buy your ideal guitar, because we are the experts. We not only sell guitars, we design them, build them, repair, customize, and play them. Instead of traveling from store to store looking for just the right combination of features for your ideal guitar, it makes sense to let the experts take all of your favorite features of all of your favorite custom guitar and combine them all into the instrument that you’ve always dreamed of having. Simply put, it’s the smartest place for a serious guitarist to buy their instrument.

At  Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. we combine the best technology from the past mixed down and tempered with quality parts, knowledge, experience, skill and innovative custom guitar building techniques of the present.  We then condense and distill it into a pure guitar. We believe that there is always room at the top for a great playing, great feeling, high quality, reasonably priced guitar for all professional guitarists around the world. 

The real value that Haywire Custom Guitars offers you is our small-scale. With greatly individualized attention to pots, hardware, functionality, ease of use, longevity, tone and play-ability, pros can own a custom guitar packed with lots of attention and details of what they really need and want, rather than, say, settling for trying to play an unready guitar “off the rack” in a music store.

Haywire Custom Guitars, home of the “Gig-Ready” guitar!

A real “Pro” guitar should be way above average in its ability to play smoothly and trouble-free. The tone and feel should inspire so your music will flow freely and help your technique. We are experts and back up our custom guitar work for our clients with a one year  warranty.

Professionals world-wide rely on a custom guitar that they receive from the Haywire Custom Shop. It will be exactly to their specifications, play with ease, sound great, be superior in quality and our design features will compliment their sense of style. Our guitars contain upgraded quality components that you need at a reasonable price. We promise that your custom guitar will sound great and feel just right  !

At Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. we use our unique designs, parts and custom applications to give you what you need. You’ll have the built-in assurance of a ONE YEAR warranty from Haywire Custom shop on our finished work. With many years of development and custom guitar set-up experience we pride ourselves in helping you build your “Just Right” guitar at prices well below market.  Most noteworthy, at  the Haywire Custom Shop it’s not a matter of making the right guitar decision-but making the right custom guitar right for you.

8-point gig-ready guitar service process

First of all, at Haywire Custom Guitars when we set up a guitar with our 8-point gig-ready guitar service process you can literally take it out of the case, tune it up, and walk on stage with a guitar that plays like you’ve spent months to get it just right!  That’s why we call Haywire Custom Guitars, home of the “Gig-Ready” guitar!

Because, Haywire  Guitars offers expert advice on your custom guitar purchases. Therefore we can assist with  intonation, guitar repairs, pick-up modifications, necks, frets, set ups and wiring options. We can help guide you through the building process of your new guitar and more. Furthermore, get: Truss rod adjustments, guitar tune-ups, repairs on electric and acoustic guitars, new pickups, electronic repairs, guitar neck shaving, re-fretting, light weight guitars, intonation settings, adding proper guitar strings, re-build guitars, modified guitars, guitar restringing, guitar setup, best guitar repair, a great guitar shop

Haywire Custom Guitars offers Guitar Technical Services also, expert advice on your guitar plus service on

lower action on guitars, guitar finishes, great playing used and new guitars, custom built guitars, guitar trade-ins, guitar neck straightening, guitar neck replacement, treble bleed circuits added, recessed neck heel for ease of playing guitar, new controls added and many more services.  We use premium quality  guitar parts from respected manufacturers including WD, Allparts, Bartolini, EMG, Lollar. Also DiMarzio, Fender, Duncan, Bare Knuckle, TV Jones, Fishman, Frahlin, Haywire, Gibson, and Warmoth guitar products and many more.  We listen. We hear you. Most of all, in addition,

We’re building satisfied players….. One Haywire Guitar at a time !!!

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Our Mission Statement:

Haywire Custom Shop is dedicated to excellence. We strive to get the right guitar in the right hands. Our thrust is to help solve the medical and orthopedic issues presented to older musicians with disabilities. We do this in our custom shop by designing and customizing instruments that are light weight and easy for players with disabilities. We help them overcome the physical aspects of heavy instruments by substituting guitars that they can comfortably play. We measure and fit the players with instruments they can easily handle.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.