Guitar Makers 2 - Luthiers & Amp makers
Quick A-Z of Manufacturers
Melobar Guitars Inc. - Lap Steels / SteelGitr. The Smith Family have been building their unique Melobar Lap Steels and Stand-up Steels for over 30 years. Introducing this year a double neck with the Pat. Mel
obar neck on the bottom and a Lic. Fender neck on top, play Steel-Standard and now even a Dobroism effect all in the same guitar, Ala Junior Brown style.
Don't miss the Enhancr for acoustic guitars (increases resonance, volume, brilliance, clarity and sustain) and a specialized on-line store for the unique as well as used Martins etc.
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Pendragon Stringed Instruments, Inc. We design and build quality handmade acoustic and electric stringed instruments which emphasize musicality, art, individual craftsmanship, customer satisfaction, and value. Our ins
truments are completely handmade to your exact specifications. So if you're tired of playing a mass-produced, carbon-copy axe, check out a Pendragon ... you'll never go back to "ordinary" again.
Fury Guitars We've been building electric solidbody guitars since 1962 and are Canada's first electric
guitar manufacturer. Our current line includes 6 and 12
string, baritone and bass with drop D. We have built over
7000 guitars to date.
Brian Moore - A custom builder with a name for high quality guitars.
"Innovative Guitars with Vintage Values"
Based in Brewster NY, USA. Win a Brian Moore Artist Collection CD
Epiphone Company is now owned by Gibson. Before being bought out by Gibson in the late 1950s, Epiphone was actually Gibson's main rival in the archtop market. You can buy Epiphone guitars at this online store.
Allen Guitars - guitars ~ mandolins ~ resophonics ~ luthier supplies
Every Allen instrument is individually hand-crafted. Nothing is mass-produced. The hand
carving of the braces, the painstaking and careful construction process create a signature
sound that we are sure you will love.
PO Box 1883 Colfax, CA 95713 USA
We manufacture the coolest line of wahs and effects pedals in the music industry. Our wahs weigh 6 LBS
each, and have the most incredible tone you'll ever hear, lit LED Snarling Dogs eyes, and glow-in-the-dark
markings. The footpads are foot-shaped, and colors are in-your-face.
We are also the source for all Snarling Dogs, Unplugged, Tube-Toned Blues, and Kit Shicker guitar and bass
strings. Our newest addition to our string line is the Charlie Stringer's Billy Sheehan Snarling Dogs bass sets -
the first bass sets ever to be packaged in cans!
Oyster River Tone Woods
Musical instrument woods - Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. Process figured big leaf maple, sitka and englemann spruce for use in construction of musicial instruments
MDX Custom Guitars
Design your own custom guitar using our one of a kind java design shop. View our slide show to see some one of a kind guitars made by MDX. Use our chat room to talk to MDX and friends.
Zavaleta's La Casa de Guitarras Specialists in Fine Classical and Flamenco Guitars. Tucson, Arizona 85740. We handle over forty of Spain's finest luthiers who b
uild fine hand-crafted classical guitars and flamenco guitars. We carry a carefully selected inventory of hand made concert and flamenco guitars that we think are outstanding values. Has a good list of Classical guitar and flamenco guitar makers
More on Flamenco Resources...
Australian Guitar Centre Classical guitars bought and sold. Classical guitar specialist, Hauser, Fleta, Smallman etc. Index of Australian classical guitar makers. Suite 1, 500 Bronte Road, Bronte, NSW 2024,
Larry Robinson, Fine Custom Inlays One-of a kind shell inlays on all kinds of guitars. One of a handful of inlay practicioners in the country, Larry has done exquisite work for major guitar manufacturers (Fender, gi
bson, Yamaha,...), small production shops (Santa Cruz, Collings, etc.), single luthier shops (Klein, Ryan, Olson, Megas, and more), collectors like Tsumura and people who just want something to personalize their guitar.
National Reso-Phonic Guitars Unlike acoustic guitars, where the vibration of the wooden body creates the sound, in a resonator instrument the body acts as a speaker cabinet. When the strings are plucked, the
vibration is tranmitted through the saddle to the resonator. The resonator, or speaker cone, then amplifies that vibration.
Sherman Guitars "innovative designs for radical performance" - checkout the custom electric guitar launch featuring a new patented tremolo system
frets.com A complete online textbook with photo articles on maintenance and repair of acoustic fretted instruments.
Maton Guitars Australia's leading manufacturer of Acoustic and Acoustic / Electric Guitars. Until the late 1930's the Australian guitar manufacturing industry was virtually non existent and good quality guitars were
hard to find. The best guitars, it was well understood, came from the U.S.A. Bill May, a Melbourne born jazz musician, woodwork teacher, and luthier, decided to change all that...
Klein Electric Guitars Through the vision of Steve Klein, and the support of his frie
nds and family, a radical new guitar was born and is being recognized the world over as a significant innovation in the history of the electric guitar.
Smith Family Music makers of the Melobar® guitar, the
acoustic guitar ENHANCR®, the new SteelGitr®, and the
Stummr® guitar. Family owned and operated
business that has been making acoustic, slide, and EZ
Play guitars and accessories since 1967.
9175 Butte Road, Sweet, Idaho 83670
Manne guitars (Italy) Produces top instruments with
unique features. Site includes audio. "Since the first Manne guitar was built in 1986 our goal has been to provide finely
crafted instruments based on some very original design concepts. We continue to
build instruments with one philosophy governing the entire experience: hand craft
the finest stringed instruments then offer them to the public at a reasonable price" (email)
We are a must see site if you are looking for a high quality solid body electric guitar that does NOT fit the tried
and true styling we have all known for 40 years. Come on in if you want something COOL and DIFFERENT!
Guild of American Luthiers - publishing the world's foremost lutherie magazine - American Lutherie
Guild Guitars - specialists in high quality acoustic guitars
Guild D25 NT
LXH2 Web Page, The Popular manufacturers' amplifier circuitry simulator schematics are available for the electronics wizard aiming to build their own Marshall or Fender.
CONDE HERMANOS - Constructores ESTUDIO - CONCIERTO (Flamencas y Clasicas) Distribuidor en NEW YORK
Bouvier Bouvier Custom guitars & bass guitars designed by Dennis Bourke and Michael Tobias made with Corian in
the USA. Click here to check some out!
The Ultimate Guitar Repair Shop - Gene Liberty has been worki
ng in the Northern Illinois area with over 25 years of
full time guitar repair and custom building experience. Also specializing in the design
and custom building of tools, fixtures and machines specific to guitar repair and
Harper's Guitars - Handcrafted Quality, Finest Woods, Quality Components, Original Styling, Lifetime Warranty, Made in USA, P.O. Box 2877,
Apple Valley, CA 92307,
Daedalus Music - Daedalus Cabinets - speaker systems for musicians - stage speakers and studio furniture: "we sell and manufacture very high quality acoustic guitar amps, handcrafted of renewable North American H
ardwoods" (based in New York)
||Daedalus/daidalos, the artful craftsman:
In Greek legend, the skillful artist and inventor who
built the labyrinth in Crete for King Minos to trap the
Minotaur. He was later imprisoned in it with his son
Icarus: they escaped by means of wings that he had
made. Mythologists suppose that Daedalus is not
really a proper name but the common symbol of all
the first architects, craftsmen and sculptors who
worked principally with wood.
Fuzzy Pedal Steel Guitar Products Makers of Excel pedal steel guitars present their wares with photos, descriptions and ordering information.
Pedal Steel Guitar Illustrated After you come through our door, you are in our customer area ...
where you are always welcome to spend time with us or
pick up information or have Bud fix your steel or try out some of the Carters on the floor. Why, look! Here's Bud
waiting for you now...
Dedicated to offering guitars of the utmost quality without compromise, handbuilt, one at a time
We manufacture high end instrument level mute switches designed for guitar
and bass players. Presently they are being used by many New York based
session musicians including Tom Barney(Steely Dan, Saturday Night Live), Hugh
McDonald (Bon Jovi), and Keith Robinson(Vanessa Williams, Taylor Dane).
360 Connecticut Ave. Suite 191, Norwalk, CT 06854, 203-866-9383
|ESP - currently masters of the metal guitar, with endorsements from Metallica and other artists such as George Lynch and Kerry King
Martin Guitars - Founded 1833 by C F Martin and still producing sought-after guitars
Peavey - full Peavey range of equipment
G & L Guitars Leo Fender's second company, which he founded with then-partner George Fullerton (hence G & L)
Cort - Well-built American guitars plus wide range of instruments, from rocking-out solids to National-style resonators
J J Hucke - brilliant UK luthier?
Paul Reed Smith - classy guitars, lots of graphics
Takamine Electro-acoustic guitars are Takamine's forte
Washburn - eclectic manufacturer of everything from metal-machines to folk mandolins
Rainsong - Environmentally friendly guitars. All models are graphite.
NationalGuitars - make Resophonic guitars, used for bottleneck playing. They have a large resonating tin in them which amplifies the sound
Lakewood - expensive acoustic guitars, range of body sizes, beautifully manufactured
Carvin Guitars - High quality American guitars, hand-made to your specifications. Amps & PAs sold, too
Godin & Seagull - for Godin quality guitars or Seagull budget acoustics
Seymour Duncan - leading pickup manufacturer.
"What's a pickup?" Well, simply put, it's the heart and soul of
every electric guitar, every electric bass and every electrified
acoustic guitar. You can think of it as the "microphone " of a
guitar, though it's a little more involved than that ...
Unauthorized Marshall Homepage, The Fans of the classic, coveted amplifier brand find company history, product line discussions, FAQs, articles and other links.
Mesa/Boogie - 25th anniversary of an amp manufacturer with "that" sound: hear Santana's Europa
Pignose Amps ultimate in practice amps. Includes Gorilla range
Rivera Amplification - great amps, mediocre site
Tech 21 NYC famed for valve amp emulators (the sound of a valve amp, without the valves), not the depth of info on this site
Trace Elliot Trace originally made its name with its expensive bass amplifiers, but now makes all types of amps and even some bass guitars
The Unauthorized Marshall Homepage informative & illustrated, pending Marshall's official debut onto the Web...
Famous Guitarmaker Internet World
Whether you are a guitar player, seeking repairs, a collector, or a
builder we have something here for you! Never before has so much
information on the craft been assembled in one place... updated daily !
Lawrence K Smith - Guitar Maker - I began making fine quality instruments in 1977. Since then I have
been involved in making a broad range of stringed instruments,
I take pride in
producing instruments which display both acoustic excellence and
visual beauty. My aim is to produce the finest instruments possible
utilising the knowledge of acoustics and construction I have
acquired over the years. Lawrence K Smith, 8 Mt Gillead Rd , Thirroul 2515
NSW , AUSTRALIA
Breedlove Guitar (Oregon)
Hand-made acoustic guitar company. Web site offers in-depth information on products and prices, as well as offering company and acoustic music information and news. 26th March 1997, United States
Richards List of American Luthiers - This page provides you with a list of some of America's most noted classical guitar makers, along with
information about their guitars
The VOX Showroom
VOX, at one time was one of the largest musical instrument producers in the world and their products were utilized by almost every major music group during the nineteen sixties. From The Beatles to Lawrence Welk, VOX was the "voice" of a generation of m
they are no longer in business but are owned by Samik
Abe Wechter has been designing and building guitars for 22 years. It has been a long journey from
his first guitar shop in Seattle, Washington, to his current shop in rural Van Buren county Michigan.
The Guitar Gallery of Houston Specializes in fine Hand Made Acoustic Instruments and Sheet Music. No electrics.
Buscarino Guitars - Mastering the art of Lutheire (Florida) A guitars primary function is usually measured in musical terms:
it'a ability to produce precise notes, chords and passages on demand.
Consistancy is the ultimate test of its perfection. But to the master luthier and
craftsman John Buscarino, this is only a beginning.
Martin's Guitarbuilding/Gitarrenbau pages German and English. See what the parts of a guitar are call
ed, get to know some types of steelstring guitars, take a look at the building of a guitar, learn how to calculate fret positions and more...
Traditionaly only a few types of wood are used for
guitarbuilding. The typical guitar has a spruce top,
sides and back made of rosewood, mahogany or
maple, a neck made of mahogany or maple and a
fingerboard made of ebony or rosewood. Yet this
choice isn't compelling dictated, other wood types
give excellent guitars too. Additionaly increasing
shortage of certain tropical wood types force to look
after alternatives.For back and sides: cherry, oak, ash
... all is possible.
Wood for guitarbuilding should be almost free of
defects, straight grained and beautiful too... from Martin's Guitarbuilding pages
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