- bass guitars
- electric guitars
Michael DeTemple grew up in Los Angeles and became a professional guitar, banjo and mandolin player in the 1960s and 1970s. He recorded and toured with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Neil Young amongst others. During the 1980s DeTemple began a family and turned his hand towards instrument building, restoration and repair. Many thousands of guitars have passed through his hands and DeTemple has used this experience to recreate the very best aspects of the 1950s classic Stratocasters, Esquires and Telecasters by making his own custom versions. DeTemple Guitars now produces handmade custom electric guitars, custom pickups, custom bridges and saddles. DeTemple electric guitars are played by musicians such as Dean Parks, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Colin Hay.