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Guitar Building Classes
&
Custom Builds

Who we are
What we do

Aiden Guitars is an independent shop that provides custom build services for customers who have an appreciation for electric, acoustic, and cigar box guitars that are unique, high quality, and most importantly personal to the individual.

The Shop

Located a stone’s throw from downtown North Hollywood, the shop is a 1250 sq ft facility with all the space, tools, and materials required to create a comfortable and efficient environment to work on your craft and technique.

The Team

Aiden Guitars is run by a two-man powerhouse team with 30 years of combined guitar building experience. Read more about Larry Pearson and John Zachary below.

Our Services

Our focus is on teaching people with any level of experience how to build their own electric, acoustic, or cigar box guitar from scratch. We also hand build custom guitars per request.


LARRY PEARSON has been building cigar box guitars since 2005. After retiring from film in 2015, he trained as a luthier under the tutelage of Charles Fox. He opened Aiden Guitars, named after his grandson, to share his joy of building guitars with others.


JOHN ZACHARY is a production designer in the film industry. He attributes much of his woodworking expertise to his training with famed furniture designer Sam Maloof and translates these skills in his passion for building guitars.