Erlewine Guitars produces exceptionally fine custom electrics for performing artists the world over. We have built guitars for Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, Johnny Winter, Don Felder and Joe Walsh of The Eagles, and Paul McCartney, among others.
The Erlewine Automatic features our own micro-adjustable bridge for precision tuning. From tuners to control knobs, all hardware is the finest available. Select woods are chosen for beauty and optimum sustain. We spare no effort in giving you the finest workmanship and attention to every detail in producing your guitar.
The Automatic is truly an artist's guitar. With updated classic lines and an intensely flamed or quilted carved top, it's a good choice for your custom instrument. Combine the Automatic's look and balance with your personal preference of hardware and pickups.
For tone, you can set up the Automatic with any electronics you like, and we'll be happy to give you suggestions. We like the way Mark Knopfler used the Erlewine Automatic for that famous starting riff on Dire Straits' "Industrial Disease."
Update: Mark is not taking orders for custom guitars at this time. Thank you for your interest, and please check out our production model guitars, the Chiquita Travel Guitar and the Lazer II. All are personally set up by Mark before shipping.