Accoya® Tunes Up in the UK
BJ & Byrne Guitars has been using Accoya successfully to produce their hand-made Electric guitars in London since 2006. Over 25 custom made electric guitars have been made using Accoya for both professional artists as well as weekend warrior players.
The first professionally produced Accoya BJ & Byrne guitar was custom made for Elliott Randall, best known for his guitar solos with Steely Dan on songs like “Reelin’ in the Years” and “Green Earrings”.
In 2002 Tommy Byrne, Co-Founder at BJ & Byrne Guitars, started to experiment with different wood technologies as a sustainable alternative to hardwoods traditionally used in guitar manufacturing, such as mahogany, rosewood, ash, and maple, when an investment banking client asked him to advise on a capital raise for a similar organic technology.
Then in 2006, Tommy started experimenting with Accoya and hasn’t used another wood since. Tommy commented: “The Accoya wood tools better than any of the other technologies and the additional dimensional stability helps the guitars stay in tune and helps to guarantee the structural integrity of the build – the tone and resonance are simply unbelievable!”