Fritz Brothers Guitars--making you sound better than
Photo by Loren Hammer (415) 729-0727
This is one of my favorite ways to describe my husband Roger’s
guitars. I can't begin to tell you how many players tell
me this. Great players, wannabees, and just-beginners...they
all let me know: "Fritz Brothers Guitars--making you
sound better than you are."
Why I play a Fritz Brothers Guitar:
Besides the obvious, there are very practical reasons.
Let’s talk multitasking! My daily routine includes
keeping up with the orders and bills, daily production scheduling,
playing and singing with our party band, Rogerwood,
filming and co-producing Guitar
our reality-based television show and creating oil paintings
for some of the great folks who visit Mendo and want to bring
it home with them. Oh yes, all this while keeping up with
and home-schooling our two wonderful children, Emerson, 5
and Greta, 2 (see brag below).
So you can see there’s almost no time to practice,
yet it never fails; when I'm playing one of Roger’s
guitars, I always get comments from our fans on how I must
have been wood-shedding for hours. I'm afraid that’s
usually not the case but I appreciate the compliments. My
Fritz Brothers Guitar lets me sound excellent while not having
to spend the time making it so.
My favorite guitar is the Super Deluxe, in Bel-AIr blue
of course (fashion first), and the marvelously fat-sounding Fritz
Bros. Bass. The Rolling Stones needed a unique sounding
guitar the last time they blew around, and since hand-made
guitars don’t grow on trees, the Stones got mine -
my replacement is still on the bench. Until Rog catches up,
I'm now playing the Rat Bastard, our newest electric model
with incredible playability and a tone with a bite Dracula
Roger was born to build guitars! It's the life he
eats, sleeps and plays. He puts his heart and soul into every
instrument. I could not begin to tell you the hours he spends
on every piece--more than he could ever be compensated for.
But it's what he loves and brings to the world. We were so
blessed to be able to move his shop here from Nashville and
start anew in this heavenly place. I'm blessed to be able
to have Rog’s factory right here on the land we live
on. It’s all about family, and ours, thank God, is
a wonderful one.
How We Met:
Roger and I met in 1999. He was working with Shelby
Lynn and recording at Bill
Bottrell studios. They took a break
and came to the "The
Caspar Inn" where my band "Frida’s
Circus," was playing. Later, Bill produced Frida's Circus’
“Blue House” album. Two kids later, the rest is
Emerson Fritz, 5: Our first born, Actor, Musician,
Playwright and Designer. The world follows him around. Emerson
has inspired a new line of guitars called "Fritz Kids" He
designed and works everyday with his Dad in building his
first electric guitar, the King Kong, which will soon be
available to you all. He designed the King Kong and Empire
State Buitlding logos on it. His Dad is making sure it is
going to have the best sounding pickups that his friend Seymore
Duncan can build.
“Greta the Great” Fritz,
2, our second blessing: Musician, Architect, Singer, Screamer,
Beauty Queen, Mommy
and Daddy's girl.
Give Us a Call!
If you call the Fritz Brother’s shop (707-937-6060), I'm usually here and
will be glad to assist you with any information you require. Thank you!