Valley Artisans Offer Skills and Custom Designs

Look no further for that one-of-a-kind home fixture or unique gift, a handful of Valley artisans specialize and offer up their creative skills and talents, from custom-made guitars to some easy-going custom-painted tennies.

Bohemian Bicycles

Atomic Guitar Works:
Peoria-based Tim Mulqueeny and Harry Howard of Atomic Guitar Works have a hand in creating one-of-a-kind custom guitars that are made from fine toned woods and hardware combinations from start to finish. The duo handcrafts up to 110 electric guitars a year, from the $995 standard Atomic model to ground-up originals and complete customs ($2,500-$4,000). 8550 N. 91st Ave., Peoria, 623-878-4127,

Bohemian Bicycles:
If you’re looking for an eye-catching custom bicycle frame, look no further. Since 1994, Tucson-based David Bohm has specialized in designing and fabricating bike frames to his customers’ preferred aesthetic and drive tastes; personally carving the lugs, select tubes, while filing, finishing and brazing each piece.

Custom-painted kicks from Suttongear:
With an eye for color and detail, Glendale accountant Jenny Sutton can almost magically transform your typical pair of Vans loafers into a neye-catching work of art. With shoes included in the price, shoes currently offered on her Etsy site include Phoenix Suns and Diamondbacks themes.

Golf clubs from Arizona Custom Golf Clubs:
Next time you’re out hitting the green, why not increase the fun with a custom golf club set. Owner-operator Gary Balliet, who was trained under PGA player Bill Farkas, builds sets from scratch, taking in each customer’s unique personal metrics (height, arm length and swing speed) into consideration. 602-931-0653,

Vests and Computer bags from Hide and Soul:
Mesa-based Jennifer Todd scoured Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars frame-by-frame to perfect her custom buckskin vests and tassled bike gear. She also offers ladies’ vests, coats, shirts, men’s vests and custom computer bags in her Western shop. 433 W. Main St., Mesa, 406-788-5352,

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