Acoustic Archtop Electric Guitar Luthier School Workshops
14 South Broad Street
Nazareth,Â PAÂ 18064
(570) 856 1324
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I was born September 16, 1954, raised in Nazareth, PA, home of Martin Guitar. In my teens I became inspired by meeting some of the world’s finest guitar builders. This led me to play guitar and become a builder. Visiting the shop of one of Martin’s craftsmen encouraged me to buy one of his guitars. I was overwhelmed by the craftsmanship and ease of playing. At that point I knew I wanted to build an instrument of that quality. I started building acoustic guitars in 1977 in collaboration with friend Dick Boak.
In 1993 I began an apprentice with Archtop guitar builder, Robert Benedetto. Working for Bob for several years was an experience of a lifetime. Teaching me his secrets and passions for the Archtop guitar that has taken him some 30 years to master. Together we built some of the worlds finest Archtop guitars. Gradually, I started incorporating Bobâ€™s secrets with my own ideas. In 1996, Dale@AmericanArchtop.com Guitar Building School Classes for more info: NazarethGuitarInstitute.com I also offer several workshops varying from construction of an archtop, flat top and electric guitars at the Nazareth Guitar Institute. I have also produced a CD under my own label with several of my players demonstrating the unique sounds of my guitars. I now introduce you to my line of American Archtop Guitars. They are one of the finest guitars handcrafted today. American Archtop Guitars are built for the player. Guitars are custom ordered and I am always available to discuss your personal preferences. I am president and owner of American Archtop Guitars & Unger Instrument Company. My world- famous instruments are built in Nazareth, Pa USA. I rarely handcraft more than 20 per year.
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