|BERKELEY MUSICAL INSTRUMENT EXCHANGE
Home of Casa Montalvo guitars, and great values in handmade classical and flamenco guitars from Paracho, Mexico.
|MARC SILBER MUSIC
A good place to shop online for used and vintage fretted instruments, as well as new guitars from Paracho.
Frank Ford's incredibly informative site about all matters guitar-related.
|THE 13TH FRET
A good discussion forum for lovers of the acoustic
A loosely knit group of guitar hand-builders
who get together to show their instruments and throw a party each
year at the January NAMM show in Los Angeles.
|THE BUDDY HOLLY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation is dedicated to keeping Buddy's spirit alive by supporting his wish to bring musical opportunities to children and young people. Toward that end they are commissioning luthiers to build guitars that will be played by distinguished artists at fundraising events. I have been chosen for this honor by the Foundation. The guitars I build have gone to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.
Mike Stevens was one of my guitar repair teachers
in the 1970's and is the finest maker of electric guitars I know.
Among other things, he was the first head of the Fender Custom Shop.
Eric Schoenberg is a legendary player and
purveyor of fine acoustic guitars. He is credited with reviving the
Martin OM series. I usually have a guitar or two for sale in his
shop in Tiburon, California.
Anita Sandler, "Vermont's Songbird," is a multi-talented musician, artist, and writer who performs and records on a Klepper guitar.