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Stoneman Guitars built each and every instrument with the highest level of craftsmanship.

The total instrument, right from the selection of the woods, all NON-ENDANGERED exotic, mostly U S hardwoods, to the selection of the parts (mostly USA made, whenever possible) custom tailored to each and every customer.

I have also used "reclaimed" and "salvaged" lumber at times. Including 1500 year old Hemlock and the now extinct American Chestnut. I am a true Luthier (a "builder of stringed instruments"), having built over 500 stringed instruments. One who has been doing expert instrument repairs (major and minor) since the late 60's, over 50 years. Build from my shop in Neptune City NJ, Asbury Park NJ, and Belmar NJ. A shop in Brooklyn NY, and Wellsville NY. Then in Munising Mi, Paden City WVa, and Olean NY, and finallyb in Bradford Pa.

I have been building guitars since the late 60's. I started in Neptune City, where I grew up behind Danelectro Guitars, at one time one of the largest guitar manufactures in the USA.

I build mostly high end Guitars and Bass Guitars of my own design. And sometimes I make custom copies of some of the major brands. I started building guitars right after graduating Neptune High School, and while enrolled in Brookdaly Community College in Monmouth NJ.. In 1976, I was one of the very first employees at Kramer Guitars in Neptune NJ (1976), before leaving to build custom Bass Guitars at Spector Guitars in NYC (1978-1980).