WHAT THE HECK IS JOE DOE GUITARS ALL ABOUT? EXPLAIN YOURSELF!
First of all, nice to meet you! My name is Ben Court, and I’m the guy behind Joe Doe Guitars. By day I’m a screenwriter for Film and TV, and by nights and weekends make custom built guitars with stories built in.
SO WAIT – YOU MIX STORYTELLING AND GUITAR BUILDING?
Yeah, because who doesn’t like a guitar with a backstory? Legally, I can’t name names but you know what the iconic guitars are and where they came from; the black one saved from a burning dancehall in 1949, the white one was set on fire at the Monterey festival in ’67, the red and white striped one, assembled Dr Frankenstien style from other guitars. What I love about these origin stories is that they turn simple wood and wire into rock n’ roll holy relics. So I understand the power of a good story and apply that magic when designing and making my guitars.