Monday, July 25, 2011

Luthier Leo Posch : WildFlower Guitars

About Leo Posch and WildFlower Guitars from his site

Leo started learning guitar at about 14 and since it was a cheap one, it needed work. Since he liked to take things apart and put them back together Leo would mess around with it to figure out how to make it better. When he started playing banjo he "worked" on it too. Leo built his first banjo with a Liberty pot and a big chunk of mahogany that a co-worker just gave him. That was in 1980.

Repairing stringed instruments was Leo's main focus for many years and he has worked on some great instruments and some horrible ones. He made several banjos and many banjo necks from 1980 to 2005 and had the thought of making a guitar as a possibility in the back of his head but didn't have the gumption to try it until a customer, Roger, told him about some of the problems he was having with his guitars and how he didn't care for one thing or another in the new guitars available. That was when Leo offered Roger to make him just the instrument he was longing for. Before Leo finished Roger's guitar, he had more orders for new guitars! Now Leo's primary focus is creating new custom guitars for clients both near and far.

Leo says, Both of my Grandpas played music. Herman Posch was a fiddler and harmonica player. Charles Osburn played mandolin and was a big fan of Bill Monroe. Charles was also an independent mechanic who worked in the garage, back of his house. He adds, Being a good listener, I love to take a client's wishes, ideas and needs and apply them to their instrument, whether it be one they already have or one we are going to make.

Leo offers several models of Guitars, Banjos and Mandolins.

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