Owner | Designer | Creator
Hey, thanks for stopping by! My name is Andrew Knight, owner and luthier here at Knightro Guitars. I’m a former Army satellite network coordinator, lifelong artist, inveterate tinkerer, and a serious guitar nerd.
So what is ‘Knightro’? It’s more than wordplay! I grew up around motorcycles and muscle cars, and I want my guitars to embody the sort of speed and power you’d expect from anything bearing the Knightro label.
As a designer, I draw inspiration from a variety of sources, both vintage and modern. I discovered the joy of instrument design after having the opportunity to study a bass guitar handmade by Carl Thompson. His beautifully organic style showed me that aesthetics can have just as much impact as craftsmanship. I’m also inspired by the work of Ken Parker, a brilliant innovator who pioneered the widespread usage of composite materials in guitars. To me, guitar design is the ultimate synthesis of art and engineering and I fully take advantage of modern software and technology in order to realize my vision.
I started modifying guitars in 2002 and quickly moved on to building. While mostly self-taught, I further honed my skills while studying at the acclaimed college of contemporary music, The Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, CA where I became certified in guitar craft and repair.
If I’m not designing or building guitars, I also write regularly for Project Guitar, where I provide reviews of tools and gadgets for the luthier community.