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Valid question. There are so many great guitars out there, both household names and emerging boutique brands. The choices are virtually endless - and often confusing.

It's simple.

When other brands strive to bring you the best instrument possible, I believe delivering a world-class guitar is only the start of the mission. EGW is about the journeyAbout you and what drives you


If you're ready, EGW is ready to help you take the next step.

       to be seen.

       to be heard.

       to write your tune, your way.

This is your time.

EGW guitars are designed from the ground up to be the guitars I want to sling over my shoulder. And yeah... they slap, shred, and sing.


EGW Guitars are Built to be Played; Crafted to be Bold.

-Matt Ackerman, owner


Really... why EGW?

The flagship of the EGW fleet. Like a good rye she comes on strong, sings a smokey tune, and has a spicy finish. I work with you one-on-one to spec out your dream guitar... and then I build it - exactly the way you want it.

Your RYE90NiNE will be delivered in a custom hard-case and will be accompanied by an EGW Certificate of Authenticity tied to a private webpage containing specs and build videos of your instrument. Yeah, you read that right.

The RYE90NiNE is quite literally a sonic, visual, and virtual experience of epic proportions.

Base price is $3900 USD. 
Custom builds require a build deposit, with the balance due at delivery.



Custom builds require a build deposit, with the balance due at delivery.

Kiss of Whiskey

Your guitar. Your finish. Your spirit.

We buy a bottle of your favorite spirits to blend, burst, and fade your new axe during the final steps of its creation. Bourbon, brandy, rye, gin... what's your taste? Everything remaining is yours to savor.

When you unbox your new RYE90NiNE from its custom hard case, you'll get to enjoy the very same spirits used to make your guitar's personality pop. From the same bottle. If you're under 21 or don't drink... GREAT! We'll arrange something else special.

Travis Brown Artist Series

EGW Guitars has teamed up with legendary tattoo artist Travis Brown - founder of Fleshworks Tattoo in Olympia, Washington.


This limited run of guitars will feature several standard S-type styles in addition to the RYE90NiNE - hand painted by Travis, and built by Matt of EGW. 

Epic through and through. 

Customized Treatments

Service & Rates

EGW services both electric and acoustic guitars. We've even been known to work on the occasional banjo or autoharp. Utilizing 25+ years of industry experience, I commit to caring for your instruments like my own to keep you and your guitars center-stage where you belong. My motto is, “If I wouldn’t gig it, it’s not ready.” Your guitar is an extension of you. It should play like it.

Below is a list of the most commonly sought services. Don't see what you need? Contact EGW and let's talk!

  • Full Setup - $115

    (add $50 for guitars with locking tremolo systems)
    Restring, oil fingerboard, polish & tune, truss and saddle adjustment, inspection 


  • Pickup / Pot / Switch install - $85

    Add $35 for each additional component 

  • Tuner replacement/upgrade - $70

  • Nut install (hand cutting and shaping)
    6-String - $90
    12-String - $180

  • Fret services

    Full Re-fretting - $500
    Varies by type and material

    Partial Re-fretting - $270 base plus $10 for each fret

    Level, re-crown, and polish - $200


Parts and tax will be added to service charges below. Prices below are on a per instrument basis. Unless otherwise specified at time of service, guitars will be strung with S.I.T. strings for services requiring new strings.

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