Headway Customshop guitar are special one-off models on which the builder's own ideas are incorporated into, and / or order-made listening to every customer's detailed request in tone and appearance.
The customshop builder Momose Yasuo has been the chief builder of Headway since its establishment in 1977 and developed numbers of methods in acoustic guitar building through his long career and have been acclaimed as master builder in Japanese acoustic industry. In 2016 he was rewarded by our local government for his unequaled craftsmanship and achievements in acoustic guitar industry.
Yasui Masato entered Headway team in 2002 after graduating from guitar builder school and soon started building guitars under the direct management of Momose Yasuo. In early 2010s, he was assigned to the leader of new Headway Aska Team Built range and further developped his skills through the experience. In a few years He finally started building his original Headway guitars on which his own unique ideas that were not seen on previous Headway guiatrs are incorpolated into. This page shows Yasui's custom models he has built so far.
Aska Team Builld Series
Headway Aska Team Built series are built by a group of the most experienced builders at our Aska workshop, in the same manufacturing processes and techiniques as the ones of Customshop series built by Momose Yasuo.
ATB line often produces limited models using rare exotic wood side and back including cherry blossom and magnolia.
Though Standard seires are built by builders at our Aska worshop as well as ATB series are, we simplidied some of manufacturing processes to increase productivity and offer more budget-friendly prices, but without lowering the general quality standard.
Japan Tune-up series
Guitars of Headway Japan-Tune-up series are built in overseas factory and then literaly "tuned up" at our Deviser workshop to enhance playability and tone. They are carefully set up to be comfortably played on and recommended to entry level player who wants to start with a decent acoustic guitar, not only experienced guitarists.
Universe series is the most reasonable line up of Headway guitars. Every one of them is shipped after properly inspected and set up at Deviser QC section.