Froggy Bottom Guitars
The story of Froggy Bottom began in 1970. Now known all over the world, Michael Millard and his small team build guitars unlike any other. These are instruments that don't fit easily into categories. We have come to expect superb playability and response in each carefully crafted guitar.
A Froggy Bottom guitar is like no other guitar in the world; these guitars are individual beings, full of character. Woods are chosen first for sound and secondly for cosmetics. The inlay patterns are original and the botanical, bird or animal engraved heel caps set him on a high pedestal in the elegance department. But the most wonderful thing about Froggy Bottom guitars is their acoustics. The head Frog is exceptional and magical in that if you can describe a sound to him he can build the guitar with that sound.
His knowledge of woods and how they work is unsurpassed. Even his small guitars- especially his small guitars- hold a big secret. SSHH! don’t tell them they’re small because they sound way bigger than they are; you don’t have to play them like a big guitar to fill a room. In all the Froggy Bottom guitars the sound palate is incredibly rich and diverse; it’s no work at all to get more than an incredible tone.
My favorite Frog story is the time we shipped an H12 Indian and Adirondack guitar to California. The client was a consummate collector of fine guitars and when I called him to ask if he was going to keep the guitar he said “I am very very unhappy with this guitar!” My heart sank. I knew it was a fine instrument- what was wrong? He continued “This guitar makes all my other guitars sound like Railroad ties.