John does make great boards. I have never owned one only because I tend to buy off the rack and John rarely has boards in shops. But I have seen many, from Mitchell's boards to friends that have customs. I'm always amazed at how perfect they look. Everyone who I know that owns them swears they are great looking and riding boards.
Phil Taylor. He is in fruitland, shaped me a board almost a year ago. Does absolutely great work and has put out some sweet boards. I think Salty at Endless Summer has a few in stock if you want to check out his work. Message me if you want his number too.