Welcome everyone! I’m Greg Bennett and I’d like to thank you for visiting the Ethan Hart site. I’ve worked in the guitar industry for almost four decades now and the introduction of Ethan Hart Guitars is the realization of my career dream. Thanks for your interest!
Ethan Hart is a high-performance brand of electric guitars dedicated to the needs of musically aggressive players, whether you play metal, hard rock or blues. The guitar body is constructed overseas very much the way we would construct a high-end guitar in America; three piece maple neck, 17 degree headstock angle, ebony fingerboard, capped heel and violin -style arch. The guitar is then fitted with premium professional components such as Seymour Duncan Blackout Pickups, the Original Floyd Rose vibrato made in Germany( the real deal) or the Resomax wrap around bridge, and Grover machine heads. To insure the optimum in string action and performance, the frets are dressed on the Plek machine. The guitar will then be sold direct-to-you, without the added cost created by a chain of middlemen. The result, I believe, is exceptional performance at a truly reasonable price.
The introduction of Ethan Hart, as my first private brand, is not only a dream come true, but a commitment to you and all players who have made the guitar such a big part of their lives. My company pledges that we will work hard to deliver to our customers the best design, craftsmanship and service possible. We also hope that over time, our passion for Ethan Hart Guitars will also become yours.
My obsession with the guitar officially started at the tender age of five. Elvis was the catalyst and the Beatles pushed it over the top. After playing in local bands in Chicago for a long time, I worked in music retail sales for five years. I then started an eighteen year career adventure at Washburn Guitars, where I was given the opportunity to participate in the many -facetted sides of the music industry; advertising, marketing, management, design and artist relations. One of my most exciting accomplishments was our TV campaign on MTV’s Unplugged, which ran for two years. This was followed by positions with Kaman ( Hamer, Takamine, Ovation), Tascam, Gibson (as marketing director) and finally with Guitar Center as VP over guitars, amps, drums and accessories. During this time at GC, I was able to create a number proprietary models from Gibson, Ovation, Ibanez, Martin, Taylor and Larevee.
In 1999, following my time with Guitar Center, I took on the challenge of designing the Greg Bennett Signature line of guitars for Samick. This line launched with 47 series, including almost 250 models. I also launched the Franklin Strap and Glider Capo brands. These top of the line, american-made products have been highly visible at the largest music retail chains, plus on the web, for 12 years now. Ethan Hart Guitars joins Franklin Strap and Glider Capo with my total commitment to high quality, well-designed and priced products for our customers.