Garren approached Ian with the idea to handcraft a one-of-a-kind LD model featuring highly figured tonewoods. The Loucin LD-Judy honours his late mother, featuring East Indian Rosewood back and sides, Bear Claw Sitka Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood bridge and fretboard with his mothers name at the 12th fret, Curly Koa bindings, a SLANT armrest and Spalted Maple rosette.
Andy approached Garren with an idea to build a relic’d bass guitar using old timbers. During this time, Andy’s friend had purchased and renovated the legendary El Mocambo Tavern in Toronto where Andy was able to secure a select stock of rough timbers from the 3rd floor of the venue. The old growth pine dates back 250 years. Together, a 1951 P-Style bass was designed with a Swamp Ash body and an El Mocambo drop top. The bass is driven by a hand wound stacked MJS pickup, Emerson Custom electronics and relic’d hardware.
The bass is now known as the G-Bass, named by Andy and is now available as a standard model in the Loucin electric guitar line up.
“Garren is a master craftsman, so much TLC and attention to detail went into this build. I love my G-Bass, I use it live and in the recording studio. It sounds as good as it looks”…Andy.
Rik gained international recognition as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with the band Triumph from 1975 to 1988. Five gold and platinum records in the music business provided the Canadian power rock trio entry into the Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Music Industry Hall of Fame, the Junos Hall of Fame and the Canadian Walk of Fame with a few “Best Guitarist” awards in various categories garnered along the way. We were “absolutely” thrilled when asked to build a very unique “one-of-a-kind” electric guitar for him. A joint effort with Smitty of MJS Pick-Ups in Mississauga, Ontario. Keep checking back for a gallery of photos.
Marty is a professional bassist located in Los Angeles. His 20+ year touring career brought him to over 30 countries worldwide with some of rocks biggest acts. After 10 years on the road as the bassist for Lita Ford, Marty is currently playing for the band Daughtry. Other touring credits over the years include Tommy Lee, Methods of Mayhem, We Are The Fallen, Kilgore, Gus G, Disturbed and many more. In addition, Marty is a highly sought after session musician. He has recorded with numerous rock and pop artists such as Celine Dion, Chris Cornell, Tommy Lee, Lita Ford and Kelly Clarkson, including her #1 hit song “Because of You”.
Watch for Marty rocking out on stages with his Loucin G-Bass.
“One of the best sounding instruments I own. Amazing craftsmanship. I love this G-Bass”… Marty.
Phil is the secret weapon behind the awesome sound you hear on albums by Daughtry, Methods of Mayhem, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Adam Lambert, Rob Zombie and many others. He has also toured with Aldo Nova, Frozen Ghost, Triumph and has his own band “The Drills” who perform regularly in the LA area. Phil is now a permanent member of the band Bon Jovi. Phil needs to have a range of guitars that can achieve a wide variety of sounds at any given moment. To complement his playing style, he selected Hawaiian Koa back and sides for his Loucin LD-PX model. This guitar also features the SLANT armrest and SS cutaway.
“This guitar sounds amazing, I was really impressed by the tone and how it played. I could’ve stayed in that room and written 100 songs”…Phil.
“I look for 4 things in a guitar. Solid tuning, perfect intonation, smooth action and incredible tone. Loucin guitars have all those qualities and more. I love this guitar”…Jason.
We crafted a beautiful all Hawaiian Koa LD model. This guitar features our SLANT armrest, SS cutaway with a very special 12th fret inlay designed by Jaclyn. A treble clef, the letter “J” and a cross.
He fronts his own solo project “The Nathan Carr Band” and as an active musician in the Toronto scene, he has supported the likes of Kim Mitchell, Greg Godovitz, Frank Soda and Blue Coupe.
We built Nathan a Mo’Caster “Cabo” with a roasted Ash body and a Maple neck with a Rosewood fretboard. This custom guitar is equipped with a pair of amazing sounding MJS pick-ups, a Rotary in the neck position and a Kick in the bridge.
“This Mo’Caster has very quickly become my favourite guitar of my collection. Garren’s amazing craftsmanship has made it possible for me as guitarist to connect to the rich musical history engrained in the wood of this very special guitar”…Nathan.