Andy Allen established the custom shop within the Maton Guitar Company in Melbourne, Australia. The company was created by Bill May back in 1946 along with the help of his brother Reg. Since that time, the company has built a respected reputation around the world for acoustic and electric guitars. While working as a luthier for the company, Andy saw the need to create custom guitars for those players seeking unique designs and special materials. At the time of his NAMM interview, in 2017, Andy was closing in on his 1,000th guitar!