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7 days ago
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I was ogling the offerings at yesterday, and
admiring the excellent quality of the photography. Guitars are a very difficult thing to photograph well. Here are a few shots from guitars they have sold for me. Thank you, Dream Guitars.

Logan Wells, photographer.
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I visited Dream Guitars on a family trip to Asheville, NC a few years ago. I was in the first year of my lutherie journey, and it was my first experience playing a Wilborn or Kostal. It was an absolutely inspiring experience ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽถ

That guitar is a work of art. I would be afraid to play it. Nah, would probably never put it down!! So beautiful.

Paul, Logan, and all the crew at Dream are great to work with.

Very sweet , hang on Ben I’m off to rob a bank ! Lmao ๐Ÿคฃ I know my humor is all my own but I can’t help it . Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hugs ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

Logan does a bang-up job, I’m super jealous of their setup!

Another masterpiece Ben, I love it

It does help when the subject matter looks so good too!!!

Awesome pictures!

Super duper!

This Thanksgiving I am incredibly grateful that I am able to afford my own Wilborn Brazilian Rosewood / Tunnel 13 Redwood guitar. Thank you, Ben, and Happy Thanksgiving!


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1 week ago
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Arum in BRW and Italian spruce.
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Absolutely awesome. As beautiful sounding as it is to the eye... a true masterpiece ๐Ÿ‘

Once again, a phenomenal work of art!

Can’t beat that wood combination. The level of maturity your work has achieved is admirable.

Another winner! Beautiful!!!โคโคโค๐Ÿ˜ฎ


Beautiful sound and looks!


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2 weeks ago
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Another BRW and Tunnel 14 Nautilus ready for lacquer. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gorgeous fine streaking in that T14!

What kind of bracing do you use on the Nautilus?

Very straight grain brazo; beautiful lines abound!

Very nicely done and shapely too. Just one athestetic problem for me is the white internal brace but still a super job ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

OMG!!! Such fine work!!! Wilborn still on my guitar “bucket list.”

I would love to hear what it sounds like!!! I can always use another guitar!!! Do you build custom electrics???


Quite spectacular!

Brilliant and dazzling!! (as always!) Can't wait to hear it.

Be still, my Heart!

Me wants ! But then again me wants them all ! Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ gorgeous Ben ! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹



Neil Neal Schon

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3 weeks ago
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As we get closer to our sale date, we are inviting you to a new series called "UKC INTERVIEWS"!
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In this series, UKC CEO Marlen Rodriguez Wolfe sits down with our luthiers to talk about the importance of this project, the gift of music, and how you can support Luthiers For A Cause.
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In our first live, Marlen and Ben Wilborn will chat about Ben's path in music and how he got involved with Luthiers for A Cause. As two Berklee grads, we are sure it will be a very interesting conversation
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Tune in Monday 7th at 11am PT / 2pm EST. Only on Instagram LIVE. โฃ
#instamusic #instrumental #music #musica #musically #musiccover #musicians #musicindustry #musicislife #musicismylife #musiclife #musiclove #musiclover #musicproduction #musicpromotion #musicstudio #popmusic #producer #rock #sing #singer #singers #singersongwriter #singing #song #songs #guitars
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Getting so famous!!!

Very deserving

Such a star! Could we still talk to you directly, or should we contact your secretary first?

Very cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž

3 weeks ago
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of course the Wilborn is the best one ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿป

Nice looking guitars all ! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Wow, Ben! You command the highest bid! Well deserved!

4 weeks ago
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Thanks! I'm so glad you are sharing these kinds of stories! I will pass this on to my luthiers group. What's the name of that first piece you played? It sounds familiar. Very beautifully expressed rendition!

That was really interesting. When I heard A-1, I was inspired to order an iteration of it, aka the Nautilus. A-2 has a warmth of tone I would not have expected especially with a new Adi top. It sounds completely and lovingly broken in and opened up with impressive, but not overwhelming bass. Hmmm, Tom says to himself, how much of that may be from the rubio?????

Brilliant! I have said it before and I will say it again... Your explanations of your beautiful creations are outstanding! I have always told tales of you and while the early ones were of your masterful fiddling, the genuine guitar player that you have become over the years is utterly magnificent! Thank you, Sir! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘โฃ

Thanks for the great info. Ben, you play with such feeling. Like you are one with, and part of the guitars you make. I am always left with such inspiration and feelings of joy when I watch your videos and hear your magic .

I love the burst on the top! I like the sound too. Very woody - sort of old-timey. I think it would suit David Rawlings.

So nice hearing! You are talent than the Guitar does! Where I can get this type guitar from? And how much could it be cost?

Man! Your guitars sound great!!!

Sounds of guitar... fantastic...and playing ,super...too...

Great idea and wonderfully executed! (Nice playing, too!)

Visited your site, listened to your guitars. I can say that there is no such sustain in other guitars. What's more, your guitars have an amazing piano sound!

Hi Ben! What is the wood on the back and sides?

Wow! That's awesome!

The sounds rise up, the hole is in the correct place, I think.

Nice guitar. What tuning are you in?. Also very clever out of the box thinking!.๐Ÿ˜Š. Im missed the guitar show I so wanted to chat with you.

love it ! what a great idea !

Lovely song๐ŸŒธ I like the way it’s tone felt renaissance-ish๏ฟผ with a slight punch in the middle layers. Fun that you were literally experimenting like a kid… You go Ben!!๏ฟผ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ


Algernon is the lutherie equivalent of the Wright brother's wind tunnel.

ะžั‡ะตะฝัŒ ะบั€ะฐัะธะฒะฐ ะธะณั€ะฐะตั‚ ะผะพะปะพะดะตั† ััƒะฟะตั€

Sounds great!

Keep experimenting Ben . I assume you’ve seen some of Tom Doerr’s back designs just mention one . Ah to dream , design and build . You bring joy to others from your creations . Looking forward to your next leap in design . Onward and upward ! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Zoran Filipovic

Very nice ๐Ÿ‘

Perfekt sound....

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1 month ago
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A fine weekend at the Woodstock Invitational Guitar Festival. I saw many dear friends, and was blown away by the overall incredible quality of the guitars. Itโ€™s such an honor to be included in this group of builders. Thank you Baker Rorick and team for putting in another great show.

A fine weekend at the Woodstock Invitational Guitar Festival. I saw many dear friends, and was blown away by the overall incredible quality of the guitars. It’s such an honor to be included in this group of builders. Thank you Baker Rorick and team for putting in another great show. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wish I could have been there to celebrate with all of you. I love the Woodstock Show!

It was great meeting you Ben. Your work in even more impressive in person. My son was blown away by your guitar.

Was great to see you again Ben, and nice mini-concert singing your way through!

It was indeed great! Thanks for spending so much time with me, helping a novice understand so many nuances. FYI ... many of my friends (who know nothing about my bank account) are encouraging me to order one or yours!!!

Glad it was a good show! Must have been packed on Saturday and Sunday!! Sorry I couldn’t make it. Did I read correctly that you sang?

Hope you got lots of orders!

Wish I could get close enough to stop by a show one time . ๐Ÿ™‚

All the best to you, Ben. Looks great

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1 month ago
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1 month ago
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The mighty return of the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase! This week!
Join us!
Visit this website for details:
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1 month ago
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Willow. A new tune from Frog and Toad. I’m playing a Brazilian and Bearclaw Nautilus I will be showing at the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase next weekend in Bearsville, NY. Brad is on his shabby old Sidewinder, poor fellow.
Sorry for the overdriven mic.
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Beautiful! Shabby old sidewinder ? Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ don’t look old from here . One question for Brad what thumb pick is he using ? I could incorporate one but they hurt my thumb and move around . I’m looking for options . Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

beautiful song, great playing, wonderful instruments

Love your guitars! They look and sound gorgeous!

Great playing...great sound...thanks!

Very sweet! Another really nice song. Thanks!



Two thumbs up from K and T!



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2 months ago
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A Brazilian and Bearclaw Nautilus for Woodstock ’22. ... See MoreSee Less

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Woodstock isn’t far from me, but of course I’m headed out of town to Maine๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ This one’s a beauty, but then… they all are.

Just found out I can’t go this year. Hope you have a great show!

That is beautiful! Sounds so pretty! Have a safe trip!

Love these videos Ben, as much to see each new instrument as to hear you playing them.

Have a good trip! Have fun sampling all the goodies!

Beautiful tone and sustain โค๏ธ

Can’t wait to see it in person!

Very nice, Ben!

Good luck ๐Ÿ‘

Thank you. How fun that you get to play new Wilborn guitars all the time!! Lucky for us!


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2 months ago
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A new tune called Lydia, with Brad on the Sidewinder Baritone, and me on Brad's Sidewinder. ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome guys pretty tune . So what guitar is next perhaps a Harp guitar ? ๐Ÿ˜

Superb, nice sense of drive. Road trip song, 6:00 am as the sun rises over the scape ?

Love the song and the guitar combination is perfect. Love the baritone.

Amazing sound and music!! I’m betting it’s hard to part with a few of those beauties!

Just awesome you guys

Beautiful music and amazing instruments! Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ’œ

Absolutely amazing

That was awesome!

Just… wow! I have to hear it again!

Took my breath away! Thanks so much Ben and Brad.

That is SO beautiful!

Gorgeous sound. Love it!



So cool! Thnx for the music …

Very pretty.

Coming up on three decades of musical joy you have given me, Ben. You and all the fantastic musicians along the way between The Lazy Eights and Frog & Toad... I feel blessed to have known all of it. The beautiful craftsmanship and sounds of these brilliant instruments are testament to your artistic impact on me and multitudes of others. Thank you for everything you have done and will continue to do... You are heroic in all your endeavors and I sincerely thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘โฃ๏ธ

Very nice

Sounds good!

I like the song, but I was so distracted by Frogs left shoulder muscles and bicep it was hard to concentrate on the music!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜



Beautiful…you two amaze me. Any hat’s and tee shirts for sale?

Thank you, again. Wow

Wonderful โœจ

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2 months ago
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A Baritone Sidewinder for Luthiers For A Cause.

Oh, and it is Bigleaf maple, not red.
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Well, I've only been asking for a Baritone guitar in your Comma series for about a year, so I'm glad the badgering paid off!! Stunning guitar, with a beautiful sound! Fantastic cause too! I have some questions though! What brand of strings did you go with? There's not to many available for a Baritone Acoustic. My eyes might be playing tricks on me, but the neck doesn't look to be a fan fret, is that right, or is it very subtle? Lastly, what changes did you need to make compared to your other Comma series guitars? Is it just changing the scale sizes, or is there more to it? Thanks in advance!!

What a coincidence…Just 10 minutes ago I was listening to my son Zane playing an Ibanez electric he’s just strung with drop-tune strings and tuned down to B. You’re a good man with a huge heart…and I’m proud to count you as my friend, Ben.

Oh my seriously??? That sounds like an orchestra in your lap, not just a single cello! Well done. No wonder a certain friend of ours wants me to buy that to loan to him!!!!!!!!

Wow, what a magnificent sound. It just envelopes the listener, and your playing is worthy of that. Love your technique, your feel and your connection to the instrument. Bravo!

Gorgeous playing Ben! Amazing sounding instrument! Stunning๐Ÿ˜Š

Sometimes sound like "Breathe" of Pink Floyd....I love it! But moreover really really great sound!

Those low notes made my innards vibrate! Gorgeous!!

That is a deep and rich sound! Just wow!

Beautiful guitar for a beautiful cause. Thank you.

Bravo, Ben! Great cause, wood, workmanship and music! Thanks!

Absolutely gorgeous, Ben!

Awesome all the way around ! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thought my was on vibrate!

Holy cow! Wonderful!

Beautiful in every way!!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Thanks for the great help for for the kids!

Wow! Beautiful tone!

Simply extraordinary!

Good man Ben

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2 months ago
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Beautiful work, Ben.

Whoa. That's a show stopper. Looking forward to hearing its voice.

Looks like a cookie!

That cross a silk is just the best!

Does it come with a case?

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2 months ago
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Can’t wait to hear the demo on this beauty!

Looking beautiful, Ben! I expect to see you there on Friday. Looking forward.

You didn't mess around! Beautiful!

That is Freaking beautiful ! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹




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2 months ago
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A sneak peek of the Brazilian and Bearclaw Sitka Nautilus I will be showing at Woodstock in a few weeks. This is some fine wood at work here, and I am anticipating big results. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful stuff, Ben, raising the bar higher and higher!

I want to make a bear-claw and braz amp to go with that one. It's awesome. I have the braz, but that Sitka is going to be hard to get inside of two weeks - ah well . . .

That is beautiful work, looking forward to hearing it played!

As always.....Amazing. Good luck at the show!

Some crazy good looking wood there!

Didnt you do a Texas trip? Or am I off base? IF so, how did it go?

That is some amazing bear claw in that top, wowser!

That wood is giving me wood…. ๐Ÿชต

Beautiful work done... Good job๐Ÿ‘

That Brazilian is just spectacular!

Best of luck at Woodstock.

That is just beautiful front and back and sides!!!

Holy moly that’s awesome!!

Looking spectacular, Ben!


Just beautiful!



I'm getting a woodie ๐Ÿคฃ

Good lord!

Mmm mmm ๐Ÿ˜‹

Superb…!!! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ


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