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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Look! This is cool: all you have to do to build guitars is make a few simple parts, cut up some little sticks, and leave them out in your shop.
Then you sigh heavily and look heartbroken and say something like " I'll never be able to afford school for the childre", and leave the shop and go to bed. That night, elves will do the rest. It's awesome! ... See MoreSee Less
This is my drum sander. Without my drum sander, I am nothing. Without me, my drum sander is nothing. On Friday my drum sander emitted a very loud bang, followed by a respectable amount of smoke from its brain area. It was very exciting. Now I am mournfully awaiting a ( surprisingly expensive) speed controller, and whiling away my hours like a Paleolithic Luthier, with a hand plane and sandpaper.
God bless technology! ... See MoreSee Less
Chicken wings, donut holes, lox spread. People have figured out brilliant ways to market their floor sweepings, but I have yet to come up with a clever use for all my beautiful scraps.... ... See MoreSee Less
Starting a new build- this time a rosewood and Lutz spruce dreadnought. We decided on Lutz spruce for the top because ( this was very scientifically arrived at) my customer is named Lutz. So I christen this guitar
The Lutz Lutz. ... See MoreSee Less