His Own Gig: Westchester Musician Launches Eco-Friendly Guitar Business
Like many a teenage boy before him, Henry D’Allacco dreamed of rock stardom.
As a high school student at Saunders High School in Yonkers, D’Allacco, a self-taught bass guitar player, practiced day and night with his band at his childhood home on Grosbeak Road. Always striving for perfection, he began tinkering with his guitars and the band’s other instruments to ensure the best quality sound.
A little over a decade later, D’Allacco’s band-touring days seem to be over, but his tinkering remains. The entrepreneur is now the founder of Grosbeak Guitars, an eco-friendly boutique brand he launched this year which relies on local suppliers and water-soluble paints.
“I like to say we build vintage-inspired electric guitars and basses using moderns updates to old-time methods,” explained D’Allacco.
What does that mean? No computer designing or engineering.