Margot Rogers is half of the husband-wife team behind Wallpusher, an innovative small business that creates handcrafted wooden guitars and basses, located in Beverly, MA.
Wallpusher’s guitars and basses are instantly recognizable by the colorful layers of their composite wood bodies and delicate sculptural shapes. But beyond that, Wallpusher is unique for offering completely customizable instruments. With over 50 hand carved body options and countless ergonomic and structural features, no two pieces are alike. Wallpusher seeks to operate at the intersection of functionality and aesthetics.
A high value for the environment is intrinsic to Margot and Matthew’s practice, and they work relentlessly to reduce their carbon footprint by creating new and innovative solutions from already existing materials. In past lives, the wood they use for their creations could have been a church pew, a door, furniture, or a tree fallen in a storm. To seal the wood, they use eco-friendly finishes such as food-safe walnut oil.
In addition to Wallpusher, Margot is a freelance illustrator and muralist with a focus on social change. Most recently, Margot illustrated The Four Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss. She is also an advocate for art as an economic catalyst and artists as valuable entrepreneurs within their communities.
In 2012, Margot and Matthew collaborated with Beverly Main Streets to create a “Revitalization Mural” on the façade of a local economic landmark that had recently been put up for sale. In the same year, the couple worked with fellow creative business owners to launch The Beverly Art Walk. Read a local write-up here.