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Steve Wildey
Steve is a talented musician who plays Blanchard Guitars. His first two CDs, "Little Man" and "Along the Way", are wonderful, self-produced, collections of original fingerstyle music. You can find Steve's music here.

Larry Pattis
Larry's first two CDs, "Random Chance" and "Hands of Time", showcase his extraordinary fingerstyle technique and original compositions.

Christian Reu
If you love Celtic fingerstyle guitar, don't miss Christian's CDs, "Return to Ireland" and "Northbound. Many of the tracks were recorded with his Blanchard Sequoia and his Bristlecone.

Paul Asbell
Paul is a talented and versatile musician. His CD, "Steel String Americana", pays tribute to the American steel string guitar tradition.

Debra Cowan
Debra is an extraordinary folk singer.

Legendary Big Gerry
Gerry is a very talented guitar and hammered dulcimer player in the Celtic tradition.

Ariel Thiermann
A very talented vocalist and song writer.

Guitar Related
This is most extensive and informative collection of acoustic guitar related information on the web. Thanks, Frank Ford, for putting together an incredible resource.

Healdsburg Guitar Festival
Held every odd numbered year in California, this is one of the finest acoustic guitar shows on the planet. It is a great place to shop for a hand built guitar.

Allan Carruth
Al is a talented guitar builder and lutherie teacher in New Hampshire. He taught me most of what I know about guitar acoustics. Thanks, Al !!!!

Linda Manzer
Linda is one of my favorite guitar builders. Her innovative and sometimes "unusual" instruments are not to be missed.

Tom Ribbecke
Tom is responsible for getting me started in the world of archtops. He builds incredible instruments, and for the aspiring archtop builder, his "Archtop Boot camp" is a must.

The Guild of American Luthiers
"The Guild" is a great resource for anyone interested in the art and science of Lutherie.

The Association of String Instrument Artisans is another incredible source of information on all aspects of guitar building.