Ted prefers to work collaboratively with each person who wants a Megas guitar, to find what will meet their musical and personal needs. He has standard models and options, but is open – even prefers – to combine or design new elements uniquely for each instrument.
Ted has control of the process from the time a tree is selected for its wood. He visits loggers across the Pacific Northwest and consults on how they can cut logs for his use, to give the best look for his guitars. He selects tonewoods he knows from experience will enhance the musicality of his instruments.
He dries and stores his own wood inventory, carefully controlling for humidity and temperature which affect the quality and longevity of the finished product. Air drying the wood is under his personal control.