July(ish), 2011

I had a job working as a touring guitarist for a band on the Vans Warped Tour. In a bid to escape the summer heat, I decided it was time to open a "build your own pedal" kit I had ordered earlier in the year. I sat down at a small table near the front of our bus, I sorted the handful of tiny parts, and I got to work. After a few hours, I had built what would be the first of many, many...many effects pedals. 

Sometime during 2020-2022

About a decade later, I decided to officially start a company. I partnered with my very talented friend, Luke, and together we make up Tallon Electric. It's my job to make the pedals, and it's Luke's job to make them look cool. Together we try to get them into your hands. Simple as that.

What's the point?

The goal here is to turn my hobby into something that has an impact on people who aren't me. I've found so much enjoyment in this journey, but that isn't worth much to the world. I'll consider this project a success every time one of the pedals we build inspires a person to sit down and play guitar, or write a song. Maybe the art and design speaks to you and motivates them to create something of their own. Whatever it is, I hope one of our products plays a role in it's creation.

- Sean Mackowski


Sean and his son eating apples.

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