Elegy Guitarworks is a new Toronto-based guitar company launched by SOILWORK frontman Björn “Speed” Strid and EXES FOR EYES guitarist Dave Sheldon, specializing in 6, 7 and 8 string guitars and 4,5, 6 and 7 string basses. They have posted a new photo gallery of Elegy Guitarworks prototypes here.
“Conceived the day the world as we knew it was supposed to end, Elegy Guitarworks was founded December 21, 2012. Born in the light of a new friendship, Elegy Guitarworks focuses on bringing professional quality instruments to the cost-conscious player. The Mayans were wrong…and this is their Elegy.”
BW&BK’s Carl Begai spoke briefly with Sheldon about the new venture:
Sheldon: “We should have everything sorted out for the guitars late spring early summer. We’re doing small batches of prototypes with several different builders, going to pick our favourite ones, then put them into production. Ideally, get some Canadian distribution and sell 100 – 200 units annually.”
Stay tuned for more updates. Go to the Elegy Guitarworks official Facebook page here.