It is a known fact that Austin, Texas has produced it’s fair share of star-status bands, including Stevie Ray Vaughn, Vallejo, Junkyard and Ian Moore just to name a few. Then of course, there is everyone’s favorite sleaze metal band, the infamous Dangerous Toys. Austin native, Jason McMaster, formerly of the progressive metal group Watchtower, with his extensive vocal range would team up with and the phenomenal powerhouse guitarist Scott Dalhover and later Paul Lidel in Dangerous Toys. They rose quickly to the top of the Billboard charts. Today the Toys still play live, as they recently landed a spot in the ‘Cathouse Live Festival’ in California over the summer. Jason and Paul have both continued playing music in their own projects, as well as drummer Mark Geary and bassist Mike Watson .
After Dangerous Toys called it quits, guitarist and entrepreneur Scott Dalhover, decided to choose a slightly different line of work, becoming quite the accomplished luthier. His self-owned and operated business, “GHOST MACHINE” Guitars has produced some of the most unique guitars on today’s market. Based in Taylor, Texas, Scott hand-crafts each guitar and is currently in the process of expanding his line. There are three models posted on the company website to choose from: the Apparition, the SD Model, and the Tel-star. All models maintain a reverse head stock and the Trem models are equipped with a Floyd Rose Tremolo. Each of these one-of-a-kind guitars is built to specifically suit it’s owner, as Ghost Machine’s motto reads ” Made by guitarists, for guitarists“. Aside from the quality workmanship, Scott has also incorporated another remarkable characteristic into the making of these beautifully crafted guitars. Some of the instruments are painted with glow-in-the-dark paint. The Flying V Model, which comes equipped with DiMarzio Super Distortion pickups, has several small white skulls which pepper the body of the guitar. Turn the light off and they glow green! Another model appears to be an average white guitar in the light, yet reveals a magnificent shade of neon blue when the lights are turned off, thus supporting it’s brand “Ghost Machine”.
For more information about these guitars, click the link above and visit their website @ http://www.ghostmachineguitars.com.