I started building custom electric guitars with my father in the 90’s.

Original MSIII Electric Guitar

Original MSIII Electric Guitar

My dad, Monroe Schellinger III, came up with the design style of the MSIII traditional electric guitar.  Dad – MS III – was a musician.  We built custom guitars together for professional musicians.  His interest in music rubbed off on my brothers and me!  When I was in a rock band with my brothers and friends, we’d sometimes have the honor of Dad joining us on stage for a song or two with the band.  Those were the days!  Unfortunately, Dad passed in 2002.

A few years ago, while helping my mom reorganize closets (including finally getting my own things from my youth in order), I stumbled across the original guitar body my Dad and I built when I was about 22.  That led me to complete the building of the original “MS III.”

 

Original Car - Themed Electric guitar. Modeled after a 1996 Corvette Grand Sport

Original Car – Themed Electric guitar. Modeled after a 1996 Corvette Grand Sport

Later the same year, I attended theMuscle Cars & Corvette Nationals Show in Rosemont, IL.   On display with some of the cars, they had guitars painted the same body colors as the cars they were paired with.  Since I had a renewed interest – passion, really – for making semi-hollow body custom electric guitars  I came up with a great idea.  I could create guitars and add the cars theme to them!

 

 

 

 

 

I built the first of many custom electric guitars in the theme of Ramo Stott’s number 7 Superbird

I built a custom electric guitar in the theme of Ramo Stott’s number 7 Superbird

In 2016 I custom built a guitar with the theme of our 1996 Corvette Grand Sport.   The guitar was on display at Corvette Funfest’s 20th Anniversary of the Corvette Grand Sports celebration.  I also made a custom electric guitar in the theme of Ramo Stott’s number 7 Superbird. 

With my background of music & cars, I’m merging the two together building custom electric guitars. 

After all, they say you should do what you love, and love what you do!

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