With over 27 years in the electric and acoustic manufacturing industry, Mike Ponce started his career in 1992 as a pick up builder, hired by his uncle John Page at Fender Custom Shop. After 7 years at Fender Custom Shop Mike left in 1999 to work for Rickenbacker International Corporation, hired to finish the design of the 700 series acoustics. After 2 years at RIC, Mike left to join Steve Smith and John Suhr as a builder and production manager. After leaving Suhr 16 years later Mike is on to develop his own legacy with Ponce Guitars LLC. His goal is to manufacture electric guitars that people will not want to put down due to the familiarity of tone and feel with all the modern tweaks that keep S style guitars in tune and consistent.