Guitar maker Pavel Maslowiec designs and hand crafts guitars for musicians like Daniel Lanois, Rocco DeLuca, Allan Holdsworth and David Gilmour. Pavel is originally from Krakow Poland and came to the U.S. fifteen years ago to live in Orange County, California. While living in Poland, Pavel earned degrees in architecture, medicine and learned wood working skills by building custom houses.
After moving to Orange County, Pavel decided to build a guitar similar to the Telecaster used by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. This is what eventually lead him to learn from guitar maker Doc Pittillo. Doc Pittillo worked with Max Bennet, Marco Mendoza, Hugh Ferguson, Mike Ness, Rodney Sheppard, Johnny Winter, Allan Holdsworth, Van Epps, Walter Trout, Jeff Snyder and Eric Sardinas.
There are many difficult challenges in custom guitar design. Pavel’s found that his biggest challenge is creating custom resonators for each artist’s style. In order to give each artist exactly what they are looking for. Pavel must first study the wave design and the physics behind the custom resonator for several months.
In the summer of 1968, Leo Fender paid Doc Pittillo in guitar parts and bodies from the Fender Guitar Factory to work on his boat. One of the body and necks happened to be the prototype guitar for George Harrison for the Beatles session. Forty years later, Pavel finished the guitar in honor of it’s original recipient.