Hi, and thank you for visiting Gil Yaron Guitars. I am the owner and sole luthier building all instruments displayed on this web site
A little about Myself
I was born in Israel in 1966 and picked up my first guitar at the age of 12. This was a magical moment that lasted over 30 years now. I am an active musician, creating my own music, doing lead vocals and playing the bass. My love and lust for guitars goes beyond playing. I've been modifying and repairing them for over 20 years and most of my first day jobs involved guitar repair and sales. In the 90's I moved to Los Angeles CA which was a guitar heaven for me (being an Israeli guy landing directly in the center of the musical industry scene). This is where I got deep into the vintage guitars market and had a chance to learn the instruments inside out by actually working on them while establishing my reputation as an expert vintage repair guy. Very quickly the repair jobs developed into partial builds and restoration work. I've been building guitars and basses for over 10 years but a few years ago I decided to investigate the pre-cbs F and 50's G manufacturing process and uncover the myth. It took years to gather all the information, photos, instruments and original paper work I needed in order to accurately reproduce those gems . in 2007 I was ready for the task, I made the plans and started putting together a very unique shop that was based on the original tools, jigs and building schedule of the golden era.
The Mission - Attention To Details
The mission as I see it is to be the antithesis to the modern instrument building entity. It's not a secret that most of the manufacturing processes of our time are driven by big companies with a single task in mind - 'Making money'... Nothing wrong with that of course, but when the decision makers in big guitar manufacturing companies are not guitar players and never experienced the difference between a 50s vintage guitar and a mass produced cheapo... this is exactly how you get most of the 'off the shelf' guitars out there.
I try to use the absolute best materials, tools and skills combined into a long process with super high attention to details. It starts with my unique 'Tuning Forks' wood selection method and ends with a massive final setup to ensure the best possible quality and playability.
Bottom line: reproducing the old guitars at their best to the last detail without cutting corners!