Recognized guitar maker Len Wood began his relationship with instrument construction at the age of 7. After studying Business at Babson, Wood was working for Intel in the Philippines when he decided to integrate his business-sense with his passion for art. Apprenticing at a nearby guitar factory, an old guitar maker took him under his wing. For months Wood spent hours daily learning the methods and craft of guitar building, resulting in a career that would feature his instruments in the Smithsonian and in the hands of music legends such as Wah Wah Watson.
Although Wood eventually made his way back to the United States, he maintained his ties with the Philippines and started a company, the Custom Guitar Company, that manufactures abalone and mother of pearl blanks for inlay. Renowned by luthiers for his meticulous attention to quality, the product of a scrutinous hand-selection process, the materials ornament a wide range of products, from instruments to furniture.