Ross Gutmeier Returns to Tradition

We have a new guitar coming soon from Baltimore-based luthier Ross Gutmeier. And we’re particularly interested to hear that after building double-top and otherwise ‘modern’ guitars for many years Ross is returning to a more traditional approach after spending some time with an early 1920’s Santos Hernandez. We asked Ross about that, and here’s what he had to say:

“Yes, I am starting to move away from double tops. I’ve just never been able to capture exactly the sound I wanted from that type of construction. Ever since I played an early 1930’s Santos I saw at the 2007 GFA convention. I’ve been infatuated with the sound. I tried for years to replicate what I saw and heard but wasn’t quite able to pull it off.



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