Solidbody / Production is late 1970’s to current day.
A Custom Pro guitar that does what it says on the tin (or wood in this case) its a pro guitarist guitar built for the professionals.
Valley Arts started in the 1970,s as a music/guitar store in Los Angeles and was owned by guitarists Al Carness and Mike McGuire. They ended doing guitar repairs and custom builds, so good was the quality of there work that their client list became the Who’s who of famous guitarist including Duane Eddy, Steve Lukather, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Tommy Tedesco, Al Viola, Lee Ritenour, Mundell Lowe and Mitch Holder.
After a store fire, they sold the business to a Korean company. Al Carness and Mike McGuire both went to work for Gibson in 2003 and then Gibson purchased Valley Arts.
The Custom Pro model available with various options to woods and hardware is still a showcase model for Valley Arts today…