Entering his fifth decade as a luthier, CA based Neal Moser's biography parallels the development of modern rock music. Starting with Vox in the mid 1960's, Neal followed a Naval tour of duty with a CA based repair practice, during which he counted Jimi Hendrix, Roger McGuinn, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and many others as clients.

Probably best known for his pioneering work at B.C. Rich in the 70's, Neal created the iconoclastic 10-string "Rich Bich" (popularized by Joe Perry) and later on created a number of other original designs during the 80's and 90's under GMW Guitar Works and later, Moser Guitars. Neal has popularized his own custom designs in the 21st century under the Moser Custom Shop banner, and cites a number of heavy metal luminaries, such as Kerry King, Dave Mustaine, Mitch Harris (Napalm Death) and others as current Moser guitar players/owners.

I recently had the opportunity to do a short 10 question interview with Neal Moser.