Welcome to Wilborn Guitars

Welcome to Wilborn Guitars. If you are looking for a truly unique custom made acoustic guitar, crafted with absolute commitment to quality and a passion for tone, then you have come to the right place. Please browse the gallery for a sampling of recent instruments I’ve built.

I have spent my whole life listening closely to guitars, mandolins and violins, always searching for that special quality that makes an instrument demand to be played. I have studied a zillion instruments, held them in my hands, listening to the way they respond to my fingertips, their weight and balance, the way they reflect sounds in a room.

It is my passion as a builder to create instruments that can respond intimately to a player’s intention, and become as much an extension of the body as a beautiful tool for the creation of music.

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Four new beautiful sets of Ziricote came in today. Such exotic stuff! (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Todd Rold, Karl Marlowe and 12 others like this

Geep NaohThis is a spectacular looking wood. Bet it finishes up nice.5 days ago
Gary Joe WadeI want one!5 days ago   ·  1

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John Lutz and Pat pose for a photo with John's new dread, the LutzLutz. I quote him:
"Wow wow wow!". Thanks John and Pat!
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Gary Joe Wade, Whit Draper and 16 others like this

Michael TiltonLefty?1 week ago
Wilborn Guitarslefty!1 week ago
Geep NaohCongrats to the Lutzs'. They have just received a real fine guitar.1 week ago
Betsy ClarkLooks great in your hands, Jon!1 week ago

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Putting in the side reinforcement strips in a Mahogany Orchestra. This is going to be a cool guitar- curly mahogany, Adirondack spruce top, elevated fingerboard... (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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This is Dave Berry from Jelly Bread. They opened for Tim Snider and Caio CD release at the Nugget in the showroom 4-4-15. Chris Halloman took the pics and yes, that is a Wilborn L-Style stealing the show! ... See MoreSee Less

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Eric A Sohn, Kerrigan Brew and 23 others like this

Marti Culp BeinWow, I am so impressed. How good that must feel to see a work of art made by your own hands, in turn, make art.2 weeks ago   ·  2
Wilborn GuitarsDefinitely a good feeling!2 weeks ago   ·  1

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The LutzLutz is in the stirrups for a final fret level and polish. Since I am pretty darn careful up to this point, there isn't a lot to do. But the frets must be totally correct and flat, or all your work is for nothing. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Salvador Medina, Roby Micheletti and 11 others like this

Geep NaohReal beautiful work. Pretty wood on the top.2 weeks ago
Patricia WaldenThe Lutzbo is so jazzed!!! Can't wait!2 weeks ago   ·  1

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Lutz Lutz Selfie. ... See MoreSee Less

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Chandra Ramirez, Betsy Clark and 10 others like this

Geep Naohnice luster on the lutz3 weeks ago   ·  1

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My (slightly over-engineered) device that removes the ends of the fret-tangs for installation in bound fretboards. (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Chandra Ramirez, Ashraf Gabriel Ogram and 9 others like this

John AmesSlightly over engineered?....don't fret over it!3 weeks ago
Michael TiltonB that's is so cool. Every time I see this I think of the cartoon factory assembly line music.3 weeks ago

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Binding the headstock with a simple leopard wood perimeter. (7 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Chandra Ramirez, Mike Balstad and 9 others like this

Geep NaohGlad you do what you do. I would have all over the place and mostly stuck to my self! Great job.4 weeks ago

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