“Very recently, I have become the proud owner of Mr Scary Guitars ‘Bones’ #86. To say this guitar is a masterpiece is something of an understatement.
I’ve owned many guitars over the 28 years I’ve been playing and while some of them have been good, there was always a little something about them that I never really got on with. There was a little niggle here or an ‘I’ll live with it’ there. Even on the ESP Kamikazes I’ve owned in the past, which I always used as the benchmark up to this point.
Being as this was a completely custom build, I pushed the boat out after a Skype discussion with George. Full maple body, maple neck and ebony fretboard for the woods, Arcane Mr. Scary pickup (these things have to be heard to be believed) with all the other upgraded parts that George fits as standard to this tier of guitar.
3 months later, an eagerly awaited parcel arrives and testing commences. The guitar absolutely sings like no other. Harmonics jump out with practically zero effort and the resonance and sustain are out of this world. The man knows how to put a guitar together and the look of the guitar with George’s special techniques for ‘distressing’ is amazing. I’m a guy who likes clean and crisp guitars so I was a little tentative when George first mentioned it but I had nothing to fear. The look fits the guitar perfectly and I wouldn’t change it for a second. It is true what they say that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
One thing that is worth noting if you’re considering one of these gems is that George is a busy guy. Ridiculously busy, I would have said. I work in a 24-hour business and even I get more downtime that he seems to! So updates can be somewhat sporadic over the first part of the build as he sources woods etc. in between playing in x number of bands and doing clinics, interviews and everything else. Not to mention a very reasonably sized family and you’ll understand why he can go quiet at times. Make no mistake though, once he gets rolling, you’ll see every stage of the build and if you’re lucky like me, you may even get a quick video of him putting it through its paces. Put all that together into a digital scrapbook and you’ve got something that you can cherish forever along with the guitar.
Long story short, if you’re a Dokken/Lynch Mob/George Lynch fan, you play guitar and you’ve got the cash, you owe it to yourself to seriously think about getting one of these guitars. You will get possibly the most unique experience in guitar ownership there is and who could pass up a chance to work, even in some small way, with the man himself?
I know I didn’t!”
Darren B from the U.K.