About Us 2017-07-23T09:40:11+00:00

Aperio means ‘to reveal’ in Latin and was started by Greg Hails and Bette Gilbert in 2009 (pics below ). Our goal is to reveal the ultimate tone and sound that your guitar or our custom guitars can produce by providing the knowledge to make it happen. YOU provide the soul and talent!

I have been playing and building guitars and tube amps for over 40 years and built my first electric guitar at age 13. I recognized my technical talents for electronics and building early on. Some of my customers are international players of the highest caliber, which you can see on my site.

A little about me- I am a programmer, a CNC programmer operator, 3D designer, a business man and a guitar player. I have an electronics/programming/engineering career that has spanned 25 years. I wrote software for the touch screens by IBM used at the ’96 Atlanta Olympics. I designed Video On Demand software and hardware systems and infrared controllers, managed small businesses and provided contract programming. For fun I rebuilt a 36-foot sailboat and all its systems- navigation, electrical, mechanical, engine and hydraulic, and sailed to Mexico and back. After my sailing venture, Bette and I started Aperio Guitar, a guitar repair and design business, to pursue what we both love doing.

I am a highly technical person with a love of music but know that crafting music should be left to those who have the talent to do it!  I also know that crafting guitars should be left to those that have the talent to do that. Bette is well within the music category. She plays guitar and piano by ear, and has a good singing voice.

Doing business with Aperio means we will work and consult with you personally, we’ll bypass all the marketing hype in the equipment business and talk facts. Our work is professional and our prices reasonable.  If you want a custom build we will work together, one on one. Our customers are pros and semi-pros alike, who demand excellent service and know that instrument design and repair, like playing, requires dedication and craftsmanship.

Thank you,

Greg Hails

Greg. Bette, the smart one, with her 40 year old Epiphone. She makes it all work!