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Santa Cruz Guitars

My main guitar these days is an H-13 model and I love it. Richard Hoover made it for me out of wood I chose at the factory - Adirondack spruce top and cocobolo back and sides. It's a real beauty.
http://www.santacruzguitar.com


Collings

I also own a beautiful C-10, unusual in that it has a cedar top and maple back and sides. Collings no longer makes this configuration, but mine is a superb instrument with a beautiful, crisp high end and satisfying bass. http://www.collingsguitars.com


Paul Beard Resonator

I had heard Paul's Dobros for years in the hands of the likes of Jerry Douglas and Cindy Cashdollar, but I came across one of his round neck resonator guitars at a luthier's convention here in Woodstock and had to have it. The sound just leaps out at you with the lightest touch of the strings.
http://www.beardguitars.com


Veillette 12 Strings

I have both a standard 12 and a baritone (tuned B to B) and both guitars are highly playable and sound amazing. Joe Vieillette is a Woodstock-based luthier and a good friend who build instruments to the highest standards. His various multi-string and multi-sized guitars are prized by top recording and performing artists.
http://www.veilletteguitars.com

 

Taylor Guitars

I have played Taylor guitars for years, particularly a beautiful 912-C (cutaway) model. I have great respect and admiration for Bob Taylor and his amazing team and will always value my association with them. My brother, Artie, was a Taylor clinician for many years.  http://www.taylorguitars.com

 

Ome Banjos

My old friend Chuck Ogsbury and his daughter, Tanya, make these superbly crafted instruments in their workshop in Boulder, Colorado.
http://www.omebanjos.com


DR Strings

Mark Dronge, who owns and operates DR Strings, was a childhood friend of mine in the Bronx. I have been using his hand-made strings for years and they feel and sound great, and they keep their tone for a long time. I am proud to be a DR user and endorser. 
http://www.drstrings.com

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