In 1998 I built my first guitar. Up to that point, I had been a corporate pilot for 10 years and spent as much time as possible building fine furniture and other wooden creations. I love music and one day I looked at my guitar and thought "This cannot be too hard to build". Well, that was the beginning of Shaw Guitars. I still fly airplanes but building guitars has become a passion and I consider it a blessing to do what I truly enjoy. I pour attention into every instrument I build. My desire is to craft a guitar that surpasses the mere physical beauty of the components and reveals my passion for music. I focus on playability, tone and versatility regardless of the particular model I am building. I offer Solid Bodies, Semi Hollow and Hollow Body guitars and would love the to help create your dream guitar whether it be a redesign of an existing model or a completely unique creation. I love builder / player collaboration so please take a look around and ask any questions you may have.
I have a beautiful wife and five awesome children. We live and operate the business in the Waco, TX area. We are grateful for the interest in the guitars we build and very thankful to all of our customers for their tremendous support.
God bless each of you.
Rick Shaw with country artist / song writer Bryan White and Bryan's custom Shaw guitar.