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Mark Blanchard Guitars

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

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