TEN32 Guitars in 2 Minutes
So you're curious what sets TEN32 Guitars apart...lets get right to it - here's the stiff one-line version that takes itself way too seriously:
TEN32 guitars boldly challenge conventional design, achieving revolutionary functionality with zero sacrifices.
I know, that line is loaded with hyperbole - but I can back it up! In my experience, social proof speaks much louder than a list of features, so we'll start there:
"I will call it right now. Best neck I've ever played. Period. Zero discussion. This neck rocks."
- Bill F.
This is the best neck I’ve ever felt, it’s like a different experience 👌
- Derek M.
This is the by far the best guitar I've ever owned. Everyone loves it! Man this thing plays so well!
- Kylan P.
Dude. This fret work is amazing. I wish I had known of you before I dropped thousands with Gibson. Because I never would have.
- Bill F.
Honestly, this is the coolest most impressive guitar I’ve seen in person, hands down. I would rank the headstock #1 in my list of best guitar headstocks EVER.
- Derek M.
The neck feels amazing, the wood work looks exactly like I wanted and it plays like a dream!
- Kylan P.
Let's wade into the shallow end of the geeky details pool:
1 - Modularity is the backbone of the whole system
Modular headstocks, necks, nuts, and electronics make TEN32 guitars easier to produce, customize, maintain, and repair. It makes the instrument more functional and inspiring for you - the player - across it's entire life cycle. How? By enabling you to quickly & easily swap parts without a tech for different specs (like neck scale length), different tones (pickups & components), or looks (like headstock shape). I also offer modular finishes, which I'm sure sounds insane...more on that below.
2 - Portability is a happy accident
Let me try to read your mind:
"Portability? Is this clown making travel guitars? Aren't they all shit?"
Yes they are! Which is why it's a good thing TEN32s aren't travel guitars. Portability is just a delicious modularity bonus. Turns out, a removable modular headstock is the perfect way to make all the parts of a full-size guitar small enough to fit in a purpose built backpack case - a case that's small enough to fit under an airplane seat, like these:
3 - A bolt-on headstock is just an option, like any other
If a bolt-on headstock makes you sweaty, I also build conventional necks, and they're 100% compatible with the rest of the system. You can swap between conventional necks and bolt-on headstock style necks anytime, but of course - conventional necks wont fit in the backpack case.
4 - I have a different approach to finish work
Traditional finish work - finish sanding in particular - is time consuming, so I developed an approach that saves time via automation called a machined epoxy finish. It's a textured, less glossy epoxy layer that can be water clear, semi-transparent with color, or opaque with color. Here's an example of a clear coat - I bet you can't tell the difference, but you'll see the texture if you zoom in:
If you want something a little more radical, I also offer modular, printed aluminum tops. You read that right - modular guitar finishes. It works on headstocks too, and AI generated images are PERFECT for this application, and if you're not aware - you can create these yourself. Take a look at what's possible:
5 - A mountain of other stuff.
The above covers the critical aspects, but I've also done my best to improve literally every other aspect of the instrument. From jack mounting to restringing a Floyd, everything works better than what you're used to.