Jerusalem, June 19, 2022
To all my friends and supporters.
I am proud and excited to announce the birth of Ben Wasser Guitarworks!
For those who knows my story, 12 years ago I decided to a make a major change in my life and become a guitar builder. I was then lucky enough to meet with Master luthier Jacob Algrenati and attend his lutherie course in Tel-Aviv. Afterwards, it took me 4 years of practicing to realize my dream and create La Grange Guitars. Since then, it has been such an exciting journey. Every single day has brought new challenges.
For a small operation like mine, the Covid was a real threat but on the other side it gave me the opportunity to take a break and draw lessons from my first decade as a luthier and to redefine my vision and the means to carry it out.
This reflection led me to decide to take my business to a new path, starting with a new brand name and with the creation of an instrument that would best reflect my new vision and my skills acquired over the years. And so, the new model – The Shaft – was born. It took me almost a year to finalize the design and “wow” do I love it! I will still carry my Wheel and Grand Wheel models as the models of “La Grange Series”. They are not going anywhere, they are part of me.
This announcement is a great opportunity to thank you all for the support over the years. None of this would have been possible without you!
On the attached picture, the headstock of the Shaft with the new design and the new signature logo. I hope you like it!
Here is the link to the new Website which is in progress.
I will soon publish the new model specifications, pictures and demo. Also now working on the first Shafts. So, stay tuned!