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Stefan Hahl, Gitarrenbaumeister

Stefan Hahl, Gitarrenbaumeister

65623 Mudershausen
Taunusblick 1
Tel. 06430 - 6476

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Stefan Hahl was born in 1964 in Worms, one of the oldest cities in Germany. He grew up in a family of musicians and at 15 discovered his greatest love, the guitar. With time, he became inspired to create and play quality-built, superior sounding and aesthetically attractive instruments.

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Kim Hancock

Kim Hancock

25 Ben Nevis Street
Mount Tamborine
Quensland 42772 Australia

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Hancock custom archtop guitars are built by brothers Dane and Sean and father Kim in the Hancock family workshop on Australia‘s Gold Coast.Each instrument is completely handmade by us from start to finish. About 200 hours is spent constructing each guitar. This amount of labour means we produce only a very limited number of guitars, but also results in instruments with close to perfect workmanship, a look of genuine quality craftsmanship and a magnificent sound that only comes from a handcrafted archtop guitar.

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Harrison Archtop Guitars

Harrison Archtop Guitars

The Twelfth Fret Inc.
2132 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ont, Canada M4C 1J9
Phone: 416 423 2132
Service: 416 423 1554
Fax: 416 423 0012

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Grant MacNeill and Dan Charman opened The Twelfth Fret in June of 1977 at 920 Kingston Road in Toronto’s Beach area. The building had been a mandolin and guitar workshop since the 1950s and was an ideal setting for our new shop. To start, the emphasis was entirely on the workshop; repairs, restoration and custom guitar building. Retail sales of guitars and amplifiers was strictly a sideline. Dan and I met at Fender, working together in 1975 in the Fender warranty workshop. Dan left The Fret in 1982 when he moved to the Gulf Islands of British Columbia where he operates an organic farm and still plays his ’57 Martin D-18 guitar.

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Harrow Guitars

Harrow Guitars

P.O. 923
Marana, AZ 85653
USA

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Haxty Guitars

Haxty Guitars

Greg Haxty
Wilmington, DE, 19810-2422
USA
Phone: 302-475-7307

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The first guitar I assembled was in 1994- a left handed Telecaster kit. It was my first guitar that actually had perfect intonation and would stay in tune. The finish was Minwax stain and Formby’s tung oil. In 1996 I was trying to locate a left handed Fender Jazzmaster. I almost had one custom built, but I simply couldn’t afford it. I started gathering parts, one by one. I bought a Stratocaster neck and built the body by hand. This was easy since I was already experienced at building furniture. By the time I was finished, I found out that Fender had gone and reissued the lefty Jazzmaster.

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Heeres Custom Guitars

Heeres Custom Guitars

Richard Heeres
Archimedesstraat 4/A
2517 RV The Hague
The Netherlands
Phone +31 (0)70 4271476

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About half the instruments I make are built in commission. This gives customers the opportunity to, to a large extent, design their own guitar, in both sound and appearance. I usually build in small series, so I sometimes have instruments in stock. Check out the ‘instruments’ pages on this website for more information.

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Heins Guitars

Heins Guitars

Hoogend 26 NL-8601 AE Sneek
The Netherlands
Phone: +31(515)-423848

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wie-o-wie...? Heins Gitaaratelier is gespecialiseerd in het bouwen van exclusieve custom gitaren, basgitaren en jazzgitaren. Deze website geeft je informatie over het bouwen van onze gitaren, jazzgitaren, basgitaren en de specials zoals: Shakti gitaren, bassen met stabilisatorstang en jou eigen (te gekke) ontwerp. Daarnaast vind je informatie over het atelier, de winkel, houtsoorten, etcetera.

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Henneken Archtops

Henneken Archtops

Markku Henneken
An Der Lünette 6
76726 Germersheim
GERMANY
Tel. & Fax: +49 7274 2378

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Yes, we’ve left the forests of Finland and relocated to Germersheim in the south-west of Germany. Our new location in the heart of western Europe will make us much more accessible for customers who want to visit and discuss their requirements. We’re around one hour’s drive from Strasbourg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart, or 2 to 3 hours from Basel, Zurich, Bern, Metz, Nancy, Luxembourg, Cologne, Munich...

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Hewett Guitars

Hewett Guitars

James Hewett
22430 Gail Street
New Caney, TX 77357
USA
281 354-7894

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James Hewett, a native Texan, began building acoustic guitars in 1993. He is a self-taught luthier who naturally gravitated to the craft through his love for music, his passion for great acoustic instruments, his innate understanding of woods, and his gift for working with his hands. Today, he works full-time building custom acoustic guitars, hand-carved arch top jazz guitars, and harp guitars. In addition, he performs full-scale repairs and restorations for six Houston-area guitar stores.

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Hodson Jazz Guitars

Hodson Jazz Guitars

D. J. Hodson
Loughborough, United Kingdom

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The late David Hodson has made his name and reputation building highly authentic Selmer/Maccaferri guitars, mostly the six string models. However, he also took a strong interest in the Selmer/Maccaferri four-string models, including the Eddie Freeman Special and the tenor models, which now seem to be undergoing a significant revival amongst jazz musicians.

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Hollenbeck Guitars

Hollenbeck Guitars

Bill Hollenbeck
1933 - 2008 )
Lincoln, IL 62656
217 732 6933

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Luthier Bill Hollenbeck took a serious interest in guitars as a youth, and used to modify his own instruments in his attempt to improve them. Hollenbeck has a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Technology and taught electronics to high school students for twenty-five years. During his teaching years, Hollenbeck met well-known midwestern luthier Bill Barker in 1970. Hollenbeck served as Barker’s apprentice for twenty years as he learned the art of guitar construction. In 1990, Hollenbeck left his career in education to devote himself full-time to guitar building, restoration, and repair. Hollenbeck was featured at the Smithsonian Institute in 1996 during a week-long celebration of electric guitars. Then in 1998, he built one of the 18 in. Ebony-n-Blue guitars for the Scott Chinery collection, which was on display at the Smithsonian. Hollenbeck built mainly Jazz guitars and most of them feature a floating humbucker pickup.

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Stephen Holst Guitars

Stephen Holst Guitars

354 East 30th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97405
USA
541 687 8745

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Hopkin Guitars

Hopkin Guitars

Peter Hopkins
97 Grandview St.
Penticton, B.C., CANADA V2A 4E5
Phone: 250-493-4318

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Peter Hopkin‘s fascination with the carved archtop began in 1973, when his father built a Gibson A-5 mandolin. “I was in awe of the process, of the fact that he could take a solid piece of wood and, with his hands, create a musical instrument of such sublime beauty!” Today, Peter continues to impart that reverence for the creative process into each one of his hand-crafted archtop guitars.

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