Podcast 234: Luthier Eric Galletta

On this week’s Fretboard Journal Podcast, we talk to Southern California-based guitar maker Eric Galletta.

Eric has been building electric guitars for over 25 years and has worked alongside numerous guitarmaking legends, including Wayne Charvel (Charvel Guitars) and Bernie Rico (BC Rich). But the focus of much of our conversation is Eric’s love for the guitars of Paul Bigsby.

Eric talks to us about his fateful encounter with R.C. Allen, the magic found in Bigsby-built guitars and about his own re-creations of these ultra-rare instruments. Look for a picture with one of Eric’s guitars in our Ry Cooder feature found in the Fretboard Journal‘s 2018 Electric Guitar Annual.