Who We Are



Richard & Janice

At a time when musicians like Les Paul, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley, and B.B. King were entertaining the world, Richard and his friend Jerry dreamed about building guitars. Meanwhile he played and studied musicians like Eric Clapton and how Blackie was born, Eddie Van Halen’s Frankenstrat, and others that were searching for their tone.

When Richard and Janice got together they established LaDoten Custom Guitars. They met a fantastic luthier, Ian who is part of their team. They work with musicians to help them find the sound, feel, and look that allows them to play their unique style and share it with the world.

Janice & Richard