Electrical Guitar Company was born out of total admiration of the aluminum instrument world. Those who have had a chance to play and aluminum-based instrument rarely go back. With aluminum, you are capable of generating some of the most beautiful tones. Conversely, you can create some of the harshest sounds ever imagined. Kevin Burkett continues the legacy of producing amazing aluminum instruments through Electrical Guitar Company.
Necessity really is the mother of invention. In 2003, when Kevin Burkett was playing in bands and touring some and recording a little bit, he realized that he had been priced out of his favorite Travis Bean instruments. He wanted to keep playing metal-necked instruments, but he didn’t want to risk taking his Beans out to play at shows. Being the problem solver that he is, he saved up enough money to buy some aluminum, drew up some sketches of his instruments, put the metal in the back of his 1981 Honda Civic and drove around to every machine shop in town until he found one machinist willing to talk to him. Will Fitzpatrick told Kevin that he would teach him the skills to create his own metal-necked guitar. The rest, as they say, is history. Eventually, Kevin started making his instruments for other people and his passion turned into business. To date, Electrical Guitar Company has made over sixteen hundred instruments for some of the best customers in the world.