A little bit of history. I was born and raised in a little hell raisin town in the Texas panhandle called Borger.  "booger town, the dirty b, or b tex" if you like. I began guitar lessons at a small mom and pop music store at the age of 8 from dean "hotdog" Johnson. Hotdog had a different take on the guitar than I was looking for so I really didn’t take to it immediately. then about a year or two later Ozzy Osbourne's Diary of A Madman was released and my mind was blown full open by the crazy out of this world sounds Randy Rhoads was making on a polka dotted "V". That was it!! I was sold on electric guitar ....hook, line and sinker! After that my life revolved around guitar. I was always fascinated with how different guitars played and felt. I soon landed a job at the music store where 8 years earlier I had taken lessons. There I read a lot about guitar, guitar repair and learned a whole lot about retail business. That’s about the time I installed my 1st Floyd rose trem. ON A 1971 STRATOCASTER!!! I know, I know. I was 16. I still cringe when I think of that. Being from a small town in Texas one learns to have a can do attitude. It stayed broke until you took it to a "big" city like Amarillo. That’s how I got my start. Needing and wanting more out of my Kay SG electric or that 71 strat. When I was 18 I was offered a job in Amarillo TX working for the same music business as guitar tech. little did I know that they had just recently started to rent violin, violas, cellos, and upright basses. As I soon found out I was expected to maintain this small army of stringed instruments for their rental fleet!!! I did some reading, asked plenty of questions of anyone who I thought was in the know, messed up a few things, but soon found my way. When I was 21 I decided to move to Phoenix, AZ. I landed a position at Boogie Music doing all their guitar repair AND all repair for their string instruments rentals. For the next 13 years I honed my repair skills and built a few parts guitars for my friends and myself all the while striving for something better. If it has strings, I probably have repaired one. Over this time I learned what works well and what doesn’t when it comes to guitars and repairs. In 2005 I went to work for H.B.E. building guitar pedals while officially starting Gutierrez Guitar Co, l.l.c.  and still doing all the in house string instrument repairs.  Since then I have built totally one off custom guitars averaging about 1 a month. I continue to strive to learn and hone my skills day after day never settling on what other might consider good. I take pride in doing 100% on every aspect of every instrument, every time and I think it shows