This is a word that conjures a different image for every serious guitar player. For some, it brings to mind the worn lacquer and honkytonk tone of a 1950s Telecaster. For others, the delicate aesthetic perfection of a WWI-era Martin. The images that came to my mind, and the passion that has consumed me over the past decade, have been those unassuming (mostly), working-class instruments built by Gibson, Oscar Schmidt, Regal, and others during the 1920s and ′30s, the first Golden Age of the American guitar. With my guitars, I strive to reproduce the visual and aural mojo that these instruments have in spades, using traditional tonewoods and construction techniques — and, occasionally, the downright weird and always cool stylistic details that set these guitars apart. Take a moment to explore my website, feel free to contact me with any questions you might have, and thank you for visiting Fairbanks Guitars!