Allen Hanford's Bass Guitar Allen Hanford's Bass Guitar

PERSONALIZED GUITAR
Artful details improve a classic design.

SHOP OWNER: Allen Hanford
LOCATION: Bethlehem, PA

    Here are some shots of my first complete guitar made from scratch. I'm a commercial artist at my day job, and I'm very interested in design; but my main interest is guitarmaking.
    I'm coming from the opposite direction from most hobbyists, in that my sense of design is pretty good--and coming up with ideas is no problem--but my projects tend to suffer from "artist workmanship"--that is, sloppy, loose joints, etc.
    Ironically, amateur luthiers often end up imitating manufactured pieces, which have very little personality in thier details. This is especially true of the Fender electric instruments, which were specifically designed to be mass-produced.

...Allen Hanford


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