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Jake Serek

Jake Serek

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Do you ever feel like your life has been mapped out for you? From his first time picking up a bass 16 years ago to starting his own bass company, Serek Basses, in 2015, Jake has been on a mission. Touring with bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, KISS, and Slash gave him a taste of the professional life. His experiences working at Lakland and Third Coast guitar repair sharpened his skills. Jake still plays frequently and works full-time building basses.

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Custom Shop: Swope Guitars
Custom Shop

Custom Shop: Swope Guitars

In this month’s “Custom Shop” column, Jake Serek goes behind the scenes on Chris Swope’s life and work. Chris started out as an apprentice at Mass Street Music before working with Roger Sadowsky, then on to his own shop, Swope Guitars.

Custom Shop: Abernethy Guitars
Custom Shop

Custom Shop: Abernethy Guitars

For this month’s “Custom Shop” column, Jake Serek takes a look into the work of Justin Abernethy of Abernethy Guitars. Justin has had an interesting career, to say the least.

Custom Shop: L.e.H. Guitars
Custom Shop

Custom Shop: L.e.H. Guitars

Jake Serek is back with a new “Custom Shop” column. In this edition, Jake takes a look into the work of L. Ellis Hahn, the creator of L.e.H. Guitars, who has taken the familiar offset body design to whole new heights.

Custom Shop: Pete Hilton of Hilton Guitars
Custom Shop

Custom Shop: Pete Hilton of Hilton Guitars

We’re thrilled to announce our long-running “Custom Shop” column is being taken over by Jake Serek of Serek Basses. For Jake’s first entry, he takes a look at the work of Pete Hilton and Hilton Guitars.