I was looking up the proper name for a person that builds guitars. Guitar maker and luthier are the two terms that I came up with. A luthier builds stringed instruments, however, Markus Shaffer strictly builds badass custom guitars, so guitar maker it is. Check out Markus' craftsmanship at Old Scratch Fabrications. Most of his recent clientele springs from the depths of the local metal scene out here in Brooklyn. He is currently building another guitar for Hull, which means that once he is done, the entire band will be rockin' Old Scratch guitars. Markus also plays bass in the 3-piece metal band Iron Tides. You can catch both Iron Tides and Hull live at The Acheron on July 13th.
Shoot Location: Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Dumbo)