Joe Depsgni
In Memory of "Joe Jem" Despagni 10/2/59 - 5/29/18

Welcome to Joe Jem Custom Guitars!

This website has been created as a tribute to a beloved brother, friend and creator of custom guitars of the stars, Joe “Jem” Despagni.

Joe will always be remembered for his beautiful, innovative, one-of-a-kind custom guitars. Joe designed and built the first-ever handle guitar. His guitars have been used by many stars for decades.

It is our hope that this website showcases his talent and helps to keep Joe’s legacy alive.

Thanks for stopping by!


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New Builds & Set Ups

Joe Jem Custom Guitars specializes in creating that one-of-a-kind guitar that matches your unique personality and playing style!

Paint & Design

Want to give your guitar a new look? Joe Jem Custom Guitars can design and paint a new look to give your guitar the style you want!

Repair & Mods

We can repair your guitar or add your custom mods. The sky’s the limit on what we can do. Your guitar sound will be out of this world!


What Joe Jem Guitar Owners Have Been Saying For Years