While we like to flex our creative muscles in a lot of different ways here in the studio, our main focus falls into two areas. We build, restore, and modify musical instruments, and we build classic wooden surfboards.
Steve designs, builds and restores instruments that reflect the wildly diverse styles and cultures of our beautiful state. We normally have a variety of production instruments for sale in the CalStyle shop, and we accept custom commissions for guitars, and ukuleles. In addition to building our own instruments, we are always on the lookout for unique or interesting instruments that need some love. Our restored and resto-modded instruments will appear on the online store or at local makers markets at unpredictable times, so check in often to see what we're working on.
With respect for the incredible history of SoCal board shapers, we have to admit that we are really just beginning our board shaping journey. Our focus at the moment is on chambered boards and strip-skinned boards, and getting really creative with how we combine our instrument and board builds. Our boards are mostly fit for chill rides over performance shredding, and tend to fall in the fun to long range.
We love to give things new life. It's about responsibility and care for the world we live in, but it's more than that for us. We come across so many things that have been made with care, that have been used with love, and that have stories that go back years, and sometimes centuries, and it just breaks our hearts sometimes that these stories have to end. But sometimes we can add to the story by bringing beautiful instruments, furniture, and art back to life, and passing those pieces on to people whose stories will become part of the life of the piece.
We also have a strong recycle/reuse/repurpose ethic here at CalStyle Studio that you can read about on our Repurpose page.
CalStyle Studio is a family company located in the San Gabriel Valley, just outside Los Angeles. The Eubanks have been in SoCal for almost 30 years. Zach and Josh were both born right around the corner at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital, and this community is not just where we live, it's truly home. As a family we've embraced the amazing state of California from low-impact wilderness trekking in the Sierras to skiing at Snow Summit. From surfing at Moonlight Beach to strolling at Pismo. From the Embarcadero in San Francisco to Mount Shasta. Each of us brings a little of who we are and what we love about our state to the business of CalStyle Studio.
Steve Eubanks is the lead builder here at CalStyle. He's the designer and luthier for Caltone Instruments, runs the workshop, and builds most of the handmade products. Steve's been making things from instruments to furniture for over three decades and loves passing on those skills to the next generation of builders. Though he's lived all over the country, Steve's called southern California home since 1991.
find Steve on @eubie67
Brenda Eubanks runs most of aspects of the buisness side of the business. She handles finances, paperwork, and relationships with maker's markets. She's also our primary treasure hunter, patrolling endless auctions, flea markets and estate sales for those priceless bits of California that need saving. Brenda's also lived all around the US, and has been a Californian since 1991.
Zach Eubanks is an audio engineer by trade, an artist, photographer, and a passionate car guy. His technical and production skills contribute to video production and photography for CalStyle, and he also runs a production/promotions company called Valley Entertainment. Zach is a native Californian, born and raised right here in SoCal. His favorite haunts include Newport Beach where you're likely to find him at Alta Coffee or Gina's Pizza.
find Zach on @eubiez