After graduating from the Algranti School of Lutherie, Avishay (Avi) Shabat moved to Los Angeles where he apprenticed for a few local guitar repair shops before joining a well-known boutique guitar company. Avi spent four years honing his craft, building beautiful handmade instruments, and during this time, founded a company of his own, Guitar Groomer, where he restored and repaired guitars and basses from a small shop in his home. In 2012, Avi expanded his repair business and began designing and building his own instruments with Shabat Guitars.
Shabat Guitars harken back to some of the earliest electric guitar designs, offering a kind of vintage-inspired style that will catch the eye of any true guitar aficionado. Each Shabat model boasts premium-quality tonewoods, high-end electronics and professional appointments that are fully customizable to every player. Avi’s expertise as a live show guitar technician—as well as his impeccable sensibility for detail—culminates in a series of stunning, inspired guitars of matchless quality that deliver a level of performance any artist would expect from a professionally designed, handcrafted instrument.
All Shabat Guitars are made in the USA, and all repair and custom work is performed at Avi’s innovative Los Angeles workshop.