How We Got Started




Perry Fretz is an Arizona Luthier and owner of Bad Boy Guitars®️.   He is an artisan with that special, “ artistic eye!”   He has vision in understanding wood,  it’s textures, patterns and grains with foresight to see the finished creation.  Perry takes great pride in his  skills that have been passed down to him from generations of carpenters, artists  painters and musicians.

Working in a body shop after high school  expanded his talent with the air gun and finish work.  As a “hands on” employer in the construction industry, as well as being a finish carpenter for over twenty years helped  hone his skills and  lay  the foundation for his ability to master his craft as a luthier.

Perry has been a musician in the Greater Phoenix Area with the same Classic Rock Band ATTITUDE CAT for almost three decades as the front man playing guitar and vocals.  Perry learned how to play guitar at the age of nine and  by the time he was in high school he had his first band.   Throughout the years he has owned dozens  of guitars  and he always had  a desire to own  a better quality instrument for himself.  

Perry’s breakthrough came after meeting an icon in the industry Neal Moser of Moser Guitars  when Neal asked if he could do the finish work on his custom guitars.  
This was just the beginning!  Since that time Perry has been dedicated to his craft and puts his time and passion into each guitar he builds by hand.  

Most luthiers send their guitars out to have the finish work done by other  finishers.   Perry is among the few who does all his own finish work.  His expertise continues to grow with each completed guitar and his desire to be one of the best in the industry drives him onward!​   


BAD BOY GUITARS L.L.C.  became a Limited Liability Company on May 8, 2013 by the Arizona Corporation Commission, State of Arizona.
Our name BAD BOY GUITARS became our legal trade name on June 25, 2013 with the State of Arizona - Office of the Secretary of State. 

​​The United States Patent & Trademark Office awarded us the name Bad Boy as our Registered Trademark on November 1, 2016.

The United States Patent & Trademark Office awarded us the name Bad Boy Guitars as our Registered Trademark on November 15, 2016.


BAD BOY GUITARS L.L.C.  became a Limited Liability Company on May 8, 2013 by the Arizona Corporation Commission, State of Arizona.

Our name BAD BOY GUITARS became our legal trade name on June 25, 2013 with the State of Arizona - Office of the Secretary of State. 

​​The United States Patent & Trademark Office awarded us the name Bad Boy as our Registered Trademark on November 1, 2016.

The United States Patent & Trademark Office awarded us the name Bad Boy Guitars as our Registered Trademark on November 15, 2016.


PERRY FRETZ - LUTHIER