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Tyler Wells has been creating unique instruments under the name LHT Guitars since 2016. His background as an Extreme Metal musician and General Contractor provided the perfect foundation for his Lutherie education to come. Tyler started his full immersion education with the Master's program at The Galloup School of Lutherie in 2015. After graduating from Galloup, he had the amazing fortune to find an apprenticeship with Master Luthier Tom Ribbecke at his shop in Healdsburg, CA. It was there that it became clear he wanted to focus his energy on carved-top instruments. The Ribbecke legacy is clearly visible in Tyler’s work, but he has developed a voice and aesthetic that is distinctly his own. He blends tradition with innovation to create something that is different, yet still feels familiar. Tyler currently works as the foreman in the Ribbecke shop helping Tom create his world-class instruments while continuing to build 6-8 of his own guitars a year.

Located: Healdsburd, CA United States

Professionally Selling For: 4 Years

Professional Organizations: NAMM , Guild of American Luthiers

Dealers: Dream Guitars , Boutique Guitar Showcase

Studied With: Tom Ribbecke , Galloup School of Guitar Building and Repair , David Marks ,

Shows: Artisan Guitar Show , Winter NAMM Boutique Guitar Showcase , Boutique Guitar Showcase Tour , Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival , Winters Guitar Festival , Sebastopol Guitar Festival

Endorsers: Nate Lopez

Instrument Types: Archtop Guitar , Steel String Acoustic

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