Mark Blanchard Guitars
I began repairing guitars in the early 1980s and have been a full-time luthier, building my own line of guitars, since 1998. My focus is steel string flattop guitars, but I also produce contemporary nylon string guitars and archtop jazz guitars.
My designs and construction techniques are rooted in tradition, but also incorporate contemporary sensibilities. A stockpile of aged tonewoods help me produce instruments with profound structural stability and intricate tone.
Today, I enjoy creating instruments with expressive tone and exceptional feel that inspire musicians to play and play and play…
Located: Crowley Lake, California USA
Professionally Selling: Since 1996
Professional Organizations: ASIA - Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans
Dealers: Dream Guitars
Studied With: Al Carruth , Linda Manzer , Tom Ribbecke
Shows: Healdsburg Guitar Festival , Newport Guitar Festival , Santa Barbara Guitar Festival , LaConner Guitar Festival
Instrument Types: Steel String Acoustic , Nylon String Acoustic , Archtop Guitar