Sunday, August 13, 2006

Sven Gonstead Instruments


Pictured Above: Quilted Cherry Lap Steel Guitar
Body: Quilted Cherry
Neck: Soft Maple
Binding: Ebony
Fretboard: Ebony
Headcap and Bridge: Ebony
Tuners: Waverly, Ebony Butterbeans
Tailpiece on this inst.: Chrome
Hardshell case
$4,500

Available at the Crow. Luthier, Sven Gonstead

After graduating from the University of Arizona , Sven Gonstead decided to attend the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery with the intent of building instruments during the summer break. Within four weeks of his education at Roberto-Venn, Sven was taken by the craft of building acoustic instruments. "I knew I had found my true passion in life". The school gave him an understanding of the fundamentals for instrument structure, design and building procedures.Upon graduating from luthiery school Sven was hired by the highly respected Santa Cruz Guitar Company. Their focus was to build instruments of extremely high quality. During his time at Santa Cruz Guitar Company he enjoyed meeting other luthiers and making numerous contacts throughout the music industry.In time, he moved home to the Midwest and started his own guitar studio. Sven now resides in Big Bay, Michigan where he specializes in producing acoustic and resophonic instruments of uncompromising quality.

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