“There’s big brands making stuff that’s no better than the $200 Chinese knockoffs you see online. I wanted to make something that could deliver the quality”: Steve Brown wants to shake up the budget guitar market with SBS Guitars’ $379 shred machines

Steve Brown's SBS Guitars
(Image credit: SBS Guitars)

Most know Steve Brown for the pyrotechnics heard across Trixter’s glam rock staples Give it To Me Good, Line of Fire, and One in a Million.

More recently, Brown has been found playing shows with Tokyo Motor Fist and working with the likes of Ace Frehley, Def Leppard, and Dennis DeYoung. But that’s not all, with Brown teaming up with Jay Abend [Guitar Fetish] to launch a new line of decidedly ‘80s-themed curios under the moniker of SBS Guitars.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.