Stringed Instruments

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I am a custom builder providing a variety of services for the acoustic or electric guitar owner, player and collector.

I have had a hands on relationship with guitars since 1968 both as a musician and luthier.  Classical training on clarinet from third grade was not right for me.  I repaired my first guitar as a thirteen year old in order to join a neighborhood garage band and the path was set.

Nestled at the foot of Spruce Peak, in Arlington, Vermont, we own and have maintained our own woodlots for several generations.  By selective cutting for release and regeneration we now have some wonderful northern hard and soft tone woods available for your instrument right from our backyard.  Although I am partial to sustainable northern  lumber, we will work with you using whatever appropriate tonewoods and materials to create your project.  Let’s talk…


Links to individual instrument portfolios are located in the titlebar at the bottom of the page.

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