Jacob Swogger and Anthony Emanuele started MPLS Guitars in Jake's brother-in-law's garage in 2010. Jake, an illustrator and designer (www.mplsjake.com), had been sketching guitars for a few years and doodled a headstock design that seemed unique and full designs followed shortly after. Self-taught guitar and pickup builders, Jake and Tony focused on original designs from day one and they are now making high-design, high-quality electric guitars, baritones, basses, modular synth cases and art objects.
Since then, MPLS Guitars has worked with man artists and musicians in Twin Cities, but increasingly all over the US and beyond.
Some of the bands and artists that play MPLS Guitars
The Blind Shake