Luthiers Corner

Furch | Stonebridge Guitars

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The first guitar to appear with the Furch brand name on the headstock was built in 1981 and was the product of a small unofficial ‘garage’ company, in what was then Czechoslovakia. At that time the communist regime disallowed all private enterprise, but founder František Furch’s insatiable desire for all things musical, forced his pursuits underground…. Read more »

Robert Taylor

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Headquartered in El Cajon, California, Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, and has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. The company employs over 900 people to produce massive amounts of guitars between their two factories in El Cajon, Ca and Baja, Mexico. The company maintains an… Read more »

Relish Guitars

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Relish Guitars are ground breaking instruments.  They were dreamt  up over 7 years ago by the two founders of Relish Guitars, Silvan Kung and Pirman Giger.  Silvan and Pirmin were boyhood friends that both shared a deep love of music which eventually turned into, more specifically, a passion for guitar.  They eventually began playing guitar… Read more »

Rick Turner

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Rick Turner is a living legend.  Building guitars for over 50 years Rick Turner has built and restored instruments for rock stars, musicians, touring pros and tone junkies alike.  His crowning legacy, the Model 1 Guitar has been used by artists such as John Mayer and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. Rick Turner Interview: The… Read more »

Matt McPherson

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Matt McPherson: It’s always been more than just putting the parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and designing a masterpiece. For us, that has meant over 30 years of innovation, starting with the unmistakable shape of our offset soundhole. We agonized over the challenges of inventing a bracing system that goes beyond… Read more »

Huss and Dalton

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Mark Dalton and Jeff Huss have been building guitars for over 25 years. Videos: Articles and reviews Thirties Rock Huss & Dalton DS 12 Crossroads Guitar Huss & Dalton Tom R Review/ Huss Dalton Reviews   Photos

George Lowden Guitars

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  Hailing out of Northern Ireland, George Lowden is one of the most respected Luthiers in the world. Ever since the mid 1970’s Lowden has been producing guitars the world’s never seen before: The finest tone woods, unmatched craftsmanship, and superior design.  As well as being an incredibly gifted guitar builder, George just happens to… Read more »