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SAM GUIDRY HANDMADE GUITARS


My Story

I began my career by attending the Galloup School of Luthiery in 1999, subsequently earning an apprenticeship under renowned guitar builder and repairman Bryan Galloup.  This apprenticeship led to a full time position at the Galloup shop as a builder and repairman where I honed my skills as a luthier and later as a teacher at the Galloup School of Guitar Building and Repair .

While working at the Galloup shop, I have had the opportunity to work on and study many classic examples of guitars as well as learning the science behind how they work, which led to the development of a voicing system that was spotlighted in issue #24 of the Fretboard Journal.

In 2013 the need to express myself as an independent maker pushed me to start building guitars under my own label with the goal to create instruments that are not only  clear and responsive in voice, but stylistically unique as well.

I am currently the senior luthier at the Galloup School of Guitar Building and Repair where I function as an instructor and I make approximately six custom instruments annually.