We’re proud to share this news from one of our luthiers! The debut release from guitarist / composer Victor Baker featuring Mitch Marcus (sax), John Stenger (rhodes), Trifon Dimitrov (bass) and Brian Fishler (drums). Memorable modern jazz tunes penned by VB who is also a very highly regarded jazz guitar maker. Better known for the… Read more »
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The Autumn Leaves 35th Anniversary Guitar (pictured below) commemorates 35 years of Luthiery by Master Luthier John Buscarino. The only one of its kind, it is a fitting contribution to Buscarino Guitar’s Anniversary Collection. This guitar was a labor of love and a way to show the world all John has accomplished in his 35… Read more »
Luthier Bill Comins, Artist Peter Max, and Jazz Great Pat Martino collaborate to donate a one-of-a-kind guitar to help support NY Coalition for Healthy School Food. More about the organization, additional photos, and information about the auction to acquire the guitar can be found here: https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/443107 This is for a great cause folks so please… Read more »
To celebrate 45 years of archtop excellence, Bob Benedetto opted to create a traditional 17″ pure acoustic archtop carved from his finest European tone woods and featuring stunningly detailed hand-relief carvings and inlays on the headstock, heel, fingerboard, bridge and tailpiece. Famous for minimalism but always with a firm grasp of tradition, this Cremona model… Read more »
Another archtop commission– a recently completed instrument was designed and built by our Canadian luthier partner Jean-Pierre LaPlante. The Venezuelan guitarist requested a 14- string, double-necked, left-handed guitar with four built-in PAF pickups. The result is the exquisite archtop you see here. This is another example of our luthier capabilities. Needles to say, the customer… Read more »
The February-March issue of the investment publication WORTH features an article on page 134 that focuses on the Ivy Rose archtop built by luthier Bill Comins. It’s the story of a guitar that was commissioned by a father, which pays tribute to his two daughters, Ivy and Rose.
In John’s own words: “My customer came to me with the idea to have a very unique guitar built by me and after kicking around many ideas he suggested the “Tree Of Life” theme. It sort of took off from there. Once we settled on the Tree headstock inlay we collaboratively decided that the fingerboard… Read more »
Check out Wyatt’s interview in the current issue of JJG!
Announcing the new Double-top archtop guitar from Steve Andersen Steve has developed a procedure in which he incorporates a vacuum pressing process to laminate two very thin layers of Engelmann spruce with a center core of a composite Kevlar material called Nomex. The result is an extremely lightweight and stiff soundboard. For a thorough description… Read more »
Legendary luthier Jimmy D’Aquisto was in the process of building this guitar before his untimely death in 1995. It was recently completed by fellow New York luthier Cris Mirabella as a tribute to Jimmy who was a mentor to him. Cris has maintained a special connection with Jimmy’s family over the years, which led to… Read more »