Ryan Robert Elewaut

meazds-edit-bwOwner, Head Luthier

Ryan Robert Elewaut is a highly experienced restoration luthier with extensive knowledge of custom guitar building.  He is the founder of Custom Sound, Solstice Guitars, and  Ryan began his obsession with guitar building and repair during high school, which earned him an apprenticeship at Shade Tree Stringed Instruments under restoration luthier Greg Mirken. He has trained with Jerry Korki in Flagstaff and other luthiers along the way, including private Taylor warranty training and other specialized courses. Ryan founded Custom Sound Instruments in 2004.


Bob Waters

Lead Repair Tech, Luthier’s Apprentice

Bob has been working the floor for a while now and he can put you in the right direction.  He is currently finishing a year-long apprenticeship in the Custom Sound building facility, and he will soon be in production operations.  Bob is a very good multi-instrumentalist.  He can help you demo anything in the store and answer any of your shop-related questions.





Kathryn Meyers

kathrynrocksAsst. Manager, Marketing

Kathryn rocks in the band Sol Drop here in Flagstaff.  She is our photographer, marketing manager, super gear-head, and overall smart person.  Kathryn has been on staff for a couple years now and she can help you demo anything in the shop and help with anything else you need.





Seth Terrell




Our newest addition, Seth plays with a few different bands here in Flagstaff, including Tiny Bird.  He is quickly becoming our lead man at the front desk over at the new store. Seth can facilitate and help with anything you need.