Willi Stich aka Bill Lawrence made numerous attemps in guitar business. When he restarted business in 1996, one of his activities was guitar manufacturing, again aborted since then.
This Aug. 1997 interview (archive) relates Willi Stich never ending hope and self assurance in his capacity to achieve great endeavour.
This location is the first registred in the webarchive of billlawrence.com in June 1997.
Funnily this factory address is still registred in Q/A in Seymour Duncan website .
Nowadays here is the streetview of the factory :