Sacha Dunable’s Custom Guitars Are Used by Some of Heavy Metal’s Biggest Names – California News

Sacha Dunable’s Custom Guitars Are Used by Some of Heavy Metal’s Biggest Names – California News

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5 a.m.

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Sacha Dunable in his guitar shop in Glendale

Mars Castro

Not even a swelteringly hot day can keep Sacha Dunable from putting work in on his guitars in his small storefront space across the street from a McDonald’s in Glendale. Dunable, a 36-year-old L.A. native, is a founding member of the bands Intronaut and Future Usses, and also the creator and owner of Dunable Guitars, his own line of custom guitars, which are built from scratch for each musician who orders one.

His shop has been open for business for a few months now, but he has been into fixing and building guitars for almost eight years. “Working on guitars is what I do, from the time I get up, until the time I go to sleep, seven days a week, “ he says.

Dunable is best-known for forming and fronting the L.A. psychedelic metal band Intronaut, which also features drummer Danny Walker, bassist Joe Lester and additional guitarist Dave Timnick. In addition to playing guitar, singing and songwriting in his own bands, Dunable is also an in-demand studio player and guitar tech for both underground metal and mainstream rock bands, working with everyone from Cynic and Conan to Metallica and Linkin Park. And he’s an avid guitar, amp and gear aficionado who has been building his own guitars from scratch since 2009.

“It started as a slow thing for friends here,” Dunable says. “At first, I did repairs for lots of friends and on the road, too. Then, years back, I built one for my buddy Leon who is in Nails, and then people started noticing it, and I was approached by more people to build more.”

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