Small Biz Week Profile: Sparrow Guitars

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Sparrow Guitars, an electric guitar company located on Vancouver’s East Side, has made it easy for you to customize your own rock ’n’ roll machine online. With four base models to choose from, you can then select custom hand-finishes, components, string gauge and more, with the guarantee that your guitar will be delivered to your door. Each guitar is pinstriped by Sparrow’s painters and built by a staff of guitar, motorcycle and rock ‘n’ roll enthusiasts. The Sparrow team delivers over 100 hand-painted pieces of pure rock ‘n’ roll across the globe (Australia, Germany, USA, etc.) every month.

“Sparrow employees, including myself, are all guys and girls who have been in bands and know what it’s like to take guitars on the road. Truth is, none of us could ever afford the guitar of our dreams and often ended up playing terrible guitars. The goal at Sparrow is to produce a unique, hand finished guitar that is road worthy and affordable for the average guy in a band” said Sparrow President Billy Bones.

The Sparrow concept is to hot rod guitars like gearheads have been hot rodding cars for decades. From hardware to custom finishes (including traditional hot rod flames and pinstriping), each Sparrow is truly a hot rod in the traditional sense.

Whether you are in the market for a Big Daddy “Boss,” painted Clockwork Orange, with Traditional Cream and Black pinstriping, or you’re after a Lightning White Rat Rod “Ace” with Purple and Gold Flames, Sparrow can satisfy the rock ‘n’ roll needs of any player.