About Phat

 
 

It all began with a friendly dare...

 

When luthier and Phat Guitars founder Van Flowers was talking with a friend about the poor workmanship of his expensive guitar.  For the money he had spent, Van expected higher quality from this well known, national brand. "Well," his friend said, "if you think you can do better smart guy, why don't you build a better neck?!?"  So, he did.  Van started with a vision of creating a guitar that felt right in his hand.  Felt like quality workmanship.  He had no luthiery experience.  Only a sureness that he could in fact build a better neck than the one he had been so disappointed in.  Years later, not only does Van build an amazing neck, but the rest of the guitar to match!  A Phat guitar is built with quality materials, unsurpassed workmanship, attention to detail, and an artistic spirit.  Built by guitarists, for guitarists, every guitar is built to feel like quality, sound like quality, and look like quality.  Once you've played a Phat Guitar, you will want to own one.