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July 12, 2018

Mistakes can be corrected and remedies found for any issues with a guitar build. Wood is endlessly plastic!

June 27, 2018

Handmade guitars being built at the Narrows in Fall River! Buy a guitar or build one from a kit.

February 8, 2018

Scenes from  Pacific Song Camps!

 I've been attending various workshops and camps over the past 5 or 6 years, and I've come to appreciate the break from working on guitars to take time to work with them.

 This is the beautiful campus of Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, Calif...

December 6, 2017

     This past weekend, the Western Ave Studios artist association held the first of two, 2-day open houses for the holidays, the other being next weekend! It was the first time I have opened the shop to the outside world and it was an exciting, busy wee...

October 30, 2017


   This weekend was my fifth time visiting the Woodstock Luthiers Invitational Guitar Showcase (That's a mouthful!) in Woodstock, NY.. The three day event is kicked off on a Thursday night with a guitar centric concert, followed by three days of ven...

October 26, 2017


 So far in my relatively short luthier career, I've sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer on about a dozen guitars. This has been the primary finish in guitar making for about the last 75 years, but at some of the big companies, they've shifted to UV cured poly...

October 24, 2017

Relocating Anderson Acoustic Guitars to Lowell offers more guitars and guitar building classes in a vibrant community!

January 12, 2016

      I had the pleasure of hosting my friend Pierce Pettis for a few days this fall and he was kind enough to take my Peruvian Walnut Dreadnaught for a test drive! If you aren't familiar with Pierce, check out his many videos on Youtube and be sure...

January 12, 2016




    Finally getting back to my site after a very busy fall! I've been working on three new guitars and have started an additional three, but will be taking a break to attend the Wintersongs songwriting camp in Cambria, California. It is related to the Summersongs ca...

August 21, 2015

      Sometimes, when you think you've gotten through the week pretty well, Friday goes all "Monday" on you!


   When I glued the X brace in place, I didn't have a good enough centerline and didn't notice it was off untill it was firmly glued in plac...

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