Why a Handbuilt Guitar?
Players have many reasons for choosing a guitar from an independent luthier. Often just the idea of a instrument that is made start to finish by one set of hands is a powerful draw.
The ability to specify wood species, scale length, fret size, neck contour, and other aspects of a build can be of utmost importance to experienced guitarists.
A sense of participation can be gratifying to many players. The ability to follow the progress of a build through photos or the occasional visit to the workshop offers a sort of experience that is not common in this era of mass produced disposable goods.