Paul Woolson has been passionate about guitars his entire life. Since childhood, he remembers wondering how guitars worked and how they were built (to the detriment of several of his mom’s guitars that were taken apart as experiments in this study).
Paul has been building professionally since 2000 after working for seven years in the corporate world as a graphic designer. The realization came that his interest in woodworking – at the time, boat building- and his love of guitars intersected into his true passion: lutherie. He completed his training at the American School of Lutherie and worked in an apprentice-type role for a period of time with the legendary luthier Charles Fox, who has been kind enough to praise Paul’s work generously.
Woolson Soundcraft guitars have many unique features you won’t find on other instruments and ones that give his guitars their distinctive sound and personality. Paul’s aesthetic appointments are clean, elegant, and understated. Paul prefers to showcase the materials and let them speak for themselves.
Located: Madison, WI United States
Professionally Selling For: 21 Years
Professional Organizations: Guild of American Luthiers (GAL) , Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (ASIA)
Dealers: Dream Guitars , Guitar Gallery , Dave's Guitars
Studied With: Charles Fox
Shows: Montreal Guitar Show , Healdsburg Guitar Festival , Newport Guitar Festival , LaConner Guitar Festival , The Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration , Memphis Guitar Festival , Great River Guitar Show , Boutique Guitar Showcase European Tour , Woodstock Invitational Showcase
Instrument Types: Steel String Acoustic , Archtop Guitar , Ukulele