Galletta Guitars - makers of fine hand made guitars

Hello My Name is Eric Galletta and I have been building and repairing guitars for over 25 years now to date. In the start of my career I partnered with my Uncle Alejandro Soler and we started to incorporate natural seashell finishes for guitars. I was able to patent our designs as an " Improved Electric Guitar" owing to the fact that our unique finishes added a natural sustain and durability to the guitar designs.

I first started as an apprentice to the legendary guitar maker Wayne Richard Charvel the originator of the custom guitar shop and name sake of Charvel Guitars.

I created the RITZ Guitar lines and WRC Guitar lines with Wayne Charvel, were we made customized guitars utilizing our patented- natural seashell finishes, as well as making an array of custom exotic wood guitars and hot rod painted guitars.

I have been making my own line of guitars since the early 1990s under my surname Galletta Guitars.

I have been fortunate to work with legends in the guitar industry as Bernie Rico - BC Rich Guitars for a few years, R.C. Allen long time guitar maker, guitar collector, historian and designer. With R.C . Allen
I was able to replicate his historic Bigsby Guitar # 81848 finished August 18,1948 a guitar that was predecessor to both the Leo Fender Designs and Gibson Guitars LES PAUL design.

I have also have had the privilege to study and work on guitars made by Paul Bigsby, and R.C. Allen in which I have learned valuable building and construction techniques.

I have built guitars for many top recording artists and musicians which include :

The Allman Brothers
Gregg Allman
Dickey Betts
Warren Haynes
Allen Woody

The Beach Boys
Carl Wilson
Billy Hinsche

Thom Bresh - Finger-style Guitarist
Michael O'Dorn Mel Bay Author Getting Into Travis
Cliffie Stone - Artist Publisher Country Music Hall of Fame
Doyle Dykes- Finger-style Guitarist

MOTOWN
Berry Gordy
Greg Crocket - Pointer Sisters
Steppenwolf-
John Kay
Bobby Cochran

Precious Metal
Janet Robin
Mara Fox

Dave Celentano - Guitar Instructor
Michael Angelo - Nitro
Killer Dwarfs Band


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Fred Newell

Slaughter
Mark Slaughter

Bellamy Brothers
Jeff Ross

WAR

Steel Pulse
David Elecerri Jr.

Mickey Rooney Jr.
Larry Green- Tricia Freeman Band
James Papastathis -Mr. December
R.B Stone - R.B Stone Band
Harold Henkel- Flying Camels

and many many more ....