'90 VALLEY ARTS CALIFORNIA PRO Series, PRE GIBSON, Trasparent Green,S.Duncan,2SC+1HM,Gold Parts,F.Rose,EX+++
Steve Lukather and Lee Ritenour prefer on their Valley Arts guitars
Instruments produced in City of Industry, California since 1993. Previous production was based in North Hollywood, California from 1979 to 1993. Distributed by the Samick Music Corporation of City of Industry, California.
Valley Arts originally began as a North Hollywood teaching studio in 1963.
The facilities relocated to Studio City, California and through the years became
known as a respected retail store that specialized in professional quality music
gear. Production moved back to North Hollywood and into larger facilities in
1989, and luthier/co-owner Michael McGuire directed a staff of 15 employees.
In 1992, the Samick corporation became involved in a joint venture with Valley Arts, and by June of 1993 had acquired full ownership of the company. Samick operates Valley Arts as the custom shop wing for the company, as well as utilizing Valley Arts designs for their Samick production guitars built overseas.
The arlier guitars that were entirely handbuilt by Mike McGuire and his team. This model became famous when Steve Lukather and Larry Carlton began to use them.