MAKERS Episode XII: Luthier Jackson Herrera of Ventura Guitar Company

by Daniel Corey

Video and Photos by Brenda Corey

Daniel Corey with Jackson Herrera
at Ventura Guitar Company

Greetings, DangerKatts! Welcome to Episode XII of MAKERS, where I speak with artists who make and shape culture!

This week, I was happy to visit Ventura Guitar Company, meet luthier Jackson Herrera, and try out some of his amazing guitars! Jackson is a very experienced and knowledgable guitar builder who worked for companies like Fender, Guild, and Cordoba before registering Ventura Guitar Company and establishing his own workshop in 2018. Since then, Jackson has built guitars for Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses), John Rznenick (Goo Goo Dolls), Wesley Shultz (The Lumineers), Curt Chambers (Alícia Keys, Rihanna), Levi Hummon, Nikki Lane, Doyle Dikes, Rival Sons, and Marcus King. He also created a new line of Anacapa T models for this year’s Winter NAMM show.

Check out the video below to learn all about Jackson and his amazing talents! And special thanks to my wife, Brenda, for operating the camera taking all of the photos for us!

Daniel Corey interviews luthier Jackson Herrera of Ventura Guitar Company

Learn more about Ventura Guitar Company at Jackson’s homepage, and connect to his social channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify!

Be sure to check out Ventura Guitar Company’s Reverb storefront, so that you can buy Jackson’s beautiful guitars!

Daniel playing a Ventura Guitar Company Anacapa T
Jackson Herrera with one of his Anacapa T guitars
A top-secret project in the works!
Daniel and Jackson brandishing some sweet Anacapa T guitars

Until next time, enjoy the music, DangerKatts!

  • Daniel Corey