About the Kalamazoo Guitar Company

I started repairing guitars in 1967 in PA for local college students. I ended up with a lot of cool guitars in trade for “party money”. In 1975 I attended the School of Guitar Research and Design in South Stafford VT.  After, I opened a small repair shop in downtown State College. In 1979 I became an authorized full service Martin Warranty repairman. At that time there were only two other warranty repairman in PA. In 1980 my business partner Billy Zeigler and I opened Guitar Associates. The shop remained open until 1992 when I retired from full time guitar work to focus on other business ventures. I continued doing Martin warranty work for several more years when I decided to focus solely on our custom built acoustic guitars from 1995 to 2008. In 2009 we moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan. As Nazareth, PA had a special meaning to me, so did Kalamazoo. Both the home of great guitars that have shaped the history of music and have been the mentors to many. When I decided to start the Kalamazoo Guitar Company, our goal was to build affordable, high quality acoustic and electric guitars. And no better place to start again, than Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The Kalamazoo Guitar Company

Work hard, play hard, play every day... and always play from the heart!


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