About Me

“Build a Guitar” was an item on my bucket list as far back as the 1970’s.  But about the farthest I ever got back then was to buy a book on Classical Guitar Construction and start making some clamps.

I did build three hammer dulcimers and a couple long necked dulcimers and a dozen Cajones while I was still working and raising a family.  But no guitars.

Finally, thanks to Charles Fox at American School of Lutherie, I checked that item off the list shortly after retiring in 2012.

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In class, we built a guitar in two weeks.  When I came home and tried to do it again by myself it took a year.  Of course, I had to make a lot of jigs.  And clamps.

Since retiring, I have built 10 steel string acoustic guitars, 2 solid body electric bass guitars, 2 Venezuelan Cuatros, and my latest project is…..   Well that is the subject of this blog.  Enjoy!