Guitar #335

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This guitar is the latest production from my workshop.  It will find its new home in the hands of a waiting-list customer in Baton Rouge, LA.  It features a back and sides of Amazon rosewood and an Engelmann spruce soundboard finished with ultra-thin padded varnish.  The tuners were invented by my most-admired luthier, the late John Gilbert.

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Many have known for years about the superb functionality of Gilbert tuners. This image shows how uniquely attractive they've become, too. Good work, Greg Matonis!
Many have known for years about the superb functionality of Gilbert tuners. This image shows how uniquely attractive they’ve become, too. Good work, Greg Matonis! Click the image and ogle the details.

10 thoughts on “Guitar #335”

    1. I agree that the Amazon rosewood and craftmanship of this guitar is absolutely beautiful. The Englemann spruce is also beautiful on this instrument.

  1. Hi Paul. Do you still do intonation upgrades? I have a 1984 Ruck cd/brz; it seems like I need to do more tuning on it than on the other Ruck and Ramirez you worked on.

    Thanks,
    Bob Skrukrud

    1. My luthiery career in its late afternoon has wound down to a couple of new guitars per year, Bob. So, I’m no longer doing repairs or upgrades on other luthiers’ guitars. But it’s good to hear from you.

  2. You make such beautiful guitars Paul. My mother gave me a guitar that you made for my dad Norman around the year 2000 Anno Domino after my father passed away and went to heaven. It is an absolutely wonderful guitar with Indian Rosewood and a cedar top. It has an Indian rosette band pattern on the guitar, and gold plated Rodgers tuners. My dad really enjoyed visiting your shop when we visited it. God bless. Mike Macy. Derby Kansas. 6/5/2017 Anno Domino.

  3. My dad was a Christian for many years, but when he died in the year Anno Domino 2006, he appeared with Christ in glory.

  4. I think the Gilbert tuners, Rodgers tuners, and all the other tuners are beautiful, and look great on your guitars, Paul. God bless. Mike Macy. Derby, Kansas.

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