Guitars represent one of the most iconic products, conjuring up images of Robert Johnson to Eric Clapton and Marcus Machado to a Martin N-20 and Gibson Les Paul Standard. They are immortalized even further when customized and personalized. Recall Clapton’s “The Fool”, Eddie Van Halen’s “FrankenStrat”, Zakk Wylde’s “Bullseye”, to name a few.

Painted Axe encourages musicians to extend their creativity and personality on acoustic, electric or resonator guitars. Additionally, we specialize in branded, one-of-a-kind guitars for special events, festivals, concert tours, CD release parties, crowdfunding rewards and more. Custom painted guitars make highly successful marketing and promotional tools, fundraising prizes and information collection enticements.

Typically, it takes about one month to complete a guitar. Pricing starts at $350. (Client supplies the guitar.) In fundraising, our clients regularly enjoy a 300% or more return on investment. To learn more and explore the possibilities, contact us at 904-282-3433 or info @ Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Based in Jacksonville Florida, Michael Gauf is the owner & artisan at Painted Axe, a company specializing in custom painted guitars for special events, festivals & musicians in every genre (Rock, Blues, Country, Metal & more). For over 10 years, Painted Axe has provided branded, one-of-kind guitars, for personal expression & use at fundraisers (raffles, silent auctions, crowd funding). North American & International clients include: Blues man John Lee Hooker Jr., LA Rocker Ronny North, Alice Cooper guitarist Keri Kelli,The King Biscuit Blues Festival & The Summer Camp Festival, to mention a few.