from the E. C. Pol Guitars web site
Jay Duncan, Luthier We have been teaching guitar-building in the village of Mpigi, Uganda since 2007. Since then we have had 14 people take the course. Our goal this year is to add a new student every month until we have 30 highly qualified students. When possible, these students will form their own manufacturing company and export to developed nations.
Edward V. Dick
1896 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80210
303 777 7411 Colorado School of Lutherie
Classes are limited to 6 students and are held at:
**The Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor
**7515 Grandview Ave.
from the EVD String Instruments web site
Edward V. Dick has been building and repairing stringed instruments since 1975. To date, he has built 300 instruments and repaired over 25,000. Though largely self taught, he spent a year of studying with historical instrument builder Robert Meadow in New York and Japanese tea house builder, Makoto Imoi.
Joel Eckhaus, Luthier
12 Fairlawn Ave.
S. Portland, ME 04106
from the Earnest Musical Instruments web site
EARNEST INSTRUMENTS are created for musicians who require functional, distinctive, high quality tools for making music. These are not your garden variety music store axes, but uncommon musical instruments designed to meet the needs of innovative players looking for something a little different. Rather than build reproductions of standard manufactured items, EARNEST combines time-tested styles and designs to create unique, original instruments with a classic appearance. Every effort is made to build the finest sounding and playing instruments. Their expense results from the quality of the materials and workmanship rather than unnecessary detail or excessive ornamentation. Materials are chosen for utility, tone, and appearance. Domestic and lesser known exotic tonewoods are favored over rare, overpriced, and often endangered species. Natural and manufactured materials are combined with appropriate adhesives and fasteners, at optimum humidity, to insure the stability and durability of the instruments. Earnest Instruments are built for a lifetime of music making!
Christopher J. Eccleshall
Unit 2, Webbers Way,
Devon TQ9 6JY, UK
+44 (0)1803 862364 Ph
from the Eccleshall Guitars web site
Chris Eccleshall originally trained as a violin maker with W. E. Hill and Sons of Bond Street, London, who at the time were the number one violin company in the world. Later he moved to Ealing Strings at Ealing Common, London. During this time Chris still found time to make and repair guitars, eventually becoming so busy he set up his own workshop and went into making guitars full-time. British guitar makers were virtually unheard of at the time, but now - many years later - Chris is well established as one of the world’s leading guitar makers.
from the James Patrick Eggle web site
Patrick James Eggle built his first guitar at the age of fifteen as a school project. By the time it was complete, he was already dissatisfied with the results and decided to pull it apart and start again from scratch. So started a lifelong obsession.
Telephone 0031 252377248
from the Elferink Guitars web site
“I find joy in making top instruments that can meet the demands of nowaday top players’ Building great hand carved archtop guitars requires a higher degree of craftsmanship and creativity than most other style of guitar. Not surprisingly that only very few luthiers make archtops and even fewer builders make them with the grade of ornamentation and elegance as can be seen on the post war D’Angelico’s, Gibsons and Strombergs.
652 Glenbrook Road #7 (1st Floor)
Stamford, CT 06906
from the Engel Guitars web site
I’ve been making guitars for over 20 years. I started out working for guitar and pickup maker Tom Doyle in New Jersey and later opened my own shop. The guitar started as a collaboration between guitarist Lenny Argese, Bob DeVos and me. Bob was working with organist Charles Earland and Charles played loud. Bob needed a guitar that could compete with the organ, sax and drums at the volume level that Charles played. So the first hollow body was created – which Bob still plays today.
14586 OLive Vista Dr.
Jamul, CA 91935
619 669 0833 Ph/Fax
Atelier du eL Welker
19 Sullivan Street
Claremont, New Hampshire 03743
Tel: (603) 542-5014
from the eL Welker Guitars web site
Detroit native Larry Welker, along with his good friend Glenn Frey, moved to California out of a lifelong love of guitar playing in the heydays of the sixties, where he met and worked with many renowned artists whose names have since become world famous. During this time he toured nationally with such famous artists as Charlie Musselwhite. The list of famous guitarists who have consulted Larry on their guitar sound over the years includes Eric Clapton, Glenn Frey, Jerry Garcia, J.D. Souther, Bob Seger, and many other guitarists who have ultimately become well known for their unique guitar sounds. Larry chuckles today when he hears a riff he taught Glenn soaring through an Eagles song.
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