How We Started
Just like you- we are musicians. That's why we understand your instrument is not just a tool but a work of art. Each is unique with varying tone, wood grains, and colors- helping to express your individual style and sound. Why settle for less when it comes to your pedalboard? Personally, we were frustrated the only economical pedalboard available was a boring piece of bent metal (one that too many people already seemed to own). We wanted something different: a pedalboard with both strength and style, without the $500-$1000 price tag often attached to boutique hardwood pedalboards. Our solution: GroundSwell Pedalboards. Each of our boards are handcrafted from beautiful hardwoods with great attention to detail. No two are just alike. And like our personal instruments, each pedalboard is a work of art.
My name is Jeff (32) and I'm the main guy behind GroundSwell Pedalboards. In 2013 my wife and I formed this small family based operation. By day I serve our local church as the worship director/youth pastor and my wife is a high school teacher. On the side I also enjoy wood working and the challenge of using my hands to create something beautiful. That passion led to the beginning of GroundSwell Pedalboards. I handcraft each pedalboard with hours of detailed care and attention- something that you don't typically find in mass produced products. Not only do I aim to make the best pedalboard on the market, but we place equal value on delivering a strong customer service experience. It's simple- we treat you like we'd want to be treated. We don't cut corners when it comes to crafting our pedalboards, and we certainly don't cut corners when it comes to treating our customers with great care and respect.
What's a Groundswell?
You're not the first to ask! Our name "GroundSwell" conveniently fuses together our love for music and surfing. Right along with music, surfing was embedded in our culture growing up on the east coast of Florida. And regardless of the wave conditions, we love every opportunity we get to paddle out and spend countless hours cheering and laughing with friends. We don't need perfect waves to have fun, but every surfer still knows the best waves come from groundswells- surges of energy born from distant storm systems. In the world of surfing, groundswells produce the most powerful, clean and perfectly aligned waves. We're confident you'll find the same desired qualities in our work, making your next pedalboard a work of art.