tim sparks

Minneapolis-based Sparks currently plays a 2004 cutaway OM built from koa and spruce by

renowned luthier Charlie Hoffman.

Fingerstyle wizard and world traveler Tim Sparks merges his North Carolina roots with the many indigenous sounds he has explored throughout his career.

North Carolina has produced some legendary musicians—saxophonist John Coltrane and pianist Thelonious Monk, to name just two. Fingerstyle guitarist Tim Sparks also grew up in North Carolina, and like those jazz pioneers, he has synthesized a range of far-flung sounds to develop an idiosyncratic voice on his instrument.

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