Bruce and Cathy Hamilton purchased Wildwood Manufacturing in September of 2007, 5 days after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. Oh well. At that time, neither Bruce nor Cathy was a guitar player or a woodworker, but they brought over 40 years of manufacturing, MIS, Accounting and executive experience to the company, as well as much needed capital.
In October of 2011, we acquired a new, state of the art, Anderson CNC three-axis router to complement our milling, wood working and finishing equipment.
Over the past seven years, Wildwood Manufacturing has been transformed from a craft-stage production shop into a modern, highly-tooled, and highly-specialized industrial manufacturing operation with a singular focus: being a custom woodshop for the electric guitar industry. We have a 5,000, expanding in 2015 to 6,200, square-foot shop completely outfitted with all the critical wood working tools and many specialized jigs and fixtures needed to turn wood, truss rods, inlay and wire into electric guitar and bass bodies and necks.