Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Luthiers Paul & Kyle Burner : Burner Guitars

About Paul & Kyle Burner and Burner Guitars from www.burnerguitars.com/

Burner Guitars began in the summer of 2008 after Paul and Kyle participated in a week-long workshop to Saylorsburg, PA and built two acoustic guitars under the guidance of master luthier Kevin Gallagher of Omega Guitars. Their natural talent and comfort with wood found them desiring to take what they had learned during their time with Kevin and expand it to creating guitars of their own design.

To chronicle their love of the process they posted photos of their creations on a web community called the Acoustic Guitar Forum. It was on this forum that their skills were noticed and they were encouraged to 1) continue their process of becoming luthiers and 2) sell their guitars.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Luthier Kris Barnett : Kris Barnett Guitars

About Kris Barnett and KrisBarnett Guitars from www.krisbarnettguitars.com

Being completely self taught luthier, Kriss practiced making guitars for around 3 years part time and have moved to full time for more than 2 years or so. He is self taught in literal sense, as he has never worked in a guitar shop and never really has done any repairs.

Explaining his philosophy, Kris says, My goal is to create a concert instrument that is instantly recognizable aesthetically and acoustically. Each guitar is entirely handmade using the highest quality materials and never with any pre-fabricated components or computer controlled machines. The entire process is completed single handedly with the highest of expectations for sound and playability.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Luthier Laurent Brondel : Laurent Brondel Guitars

About Laurent Brondel and Laurent Brondel Guitars from http://www.laurentbrondel.com/

This is what Laurent has to say about his journey in the fine art of Luthiery. As far as I can remember my life has been devoted to music. I started playing guitar at 13 and went on a first tour at 17. At that time I thought of enrolling at the renowned Mirecourt National School of Luthiery in the Vosges mountains. Life decided otherwise and the next 18 years were spent living as a professional musician. I also taught guitar, privately and in classes, for over 10 years. In the early 1990s I started working as a sound engineer and electronic musician, producing and mixing music for a handful of artists along my own. I moved to New-York City in 1999. Since 2003 I reside with my wife, video artist Virginia Valdes, in the beautiful western mountains of Maine.