Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Modern Builder Vault

PG's monthly Modern Builder Vault spotlights some of today's most promising luthiers. Learn about their build philosophy and back story, and treat yourself to some eye candy as you flip through the top examples of each builder's work.

ARTICLES

Modern Builder Vault: Rizzolo Guitars

May 30, 2014
This Tasmania-based guitar builder offers up a variety of handcrafted gems from Down Under.
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Modern Builder Vault: Alquier Guitars

April 25, 2014
This French luthier's breathtaking designs embrace old-world construction techniques while flouting tradition with classic automobile aesthetics and surprising tonal versatility.
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Modern Builder Vault: Thorell Guitars

February 27, 2014
Master-crafted instruments that strive for the pinnacle of 21st-century guitar lutherie.
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Modern Builder Vault: Russell Guitars

January 30, 2014
When no one was willing to build him an acoustic with a scalloped fretboard for microtonal string bends, James Russell took on the project himself and became a full-time luthier.
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Modern Builder Vault: Bad Seed Guitars

December 20, 2013
A racecar builder uses his engineering know-how to build guitars out of titanium and other metals.
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Modern Builder Vault: Lowland Guitars

December 2, 2013
Handmade guitars from the Netherlands.
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Modern Builder Vault: KOZM Guitars

November 8, 2013
“Modern guitars for modern times,” is a fitting mission statement for Jeff Kosmoski’s KOZM Guitars.
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Modern Builder Vault: Red Rocket Guitars

October 11, 2013
North Carolina artist Matthew Nowicki taught himself how to build guitars five years ago and hasn't looked back.
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ODD Guitars

July 29, 2013
With bodies that are 3D printed, rather than carved, Professor Olaf Diegel’s ODD Guitars are truly like nothing you’ve seen or played before.
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Venture Guitars

July 4, 2013
“We wanted to see more craft and soul come back into the guitar market and wanted to be a part of that,” says Bousley.
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