Archtop Guitar Resources

Ellsberry Guitar Links

For Musicians and Listeners of Jazz

Jerry Krahn, Guitarist - Jerry is a no-amps, acoustic archtop player and a first-call session player in Nashville. He's a vintage Epiphone collector and authority. Check out his two solo acoustic archtop recordings "Garden in the Rain" and "No Wires Attached," along with a third CD "Midwest Dreams" as group leader.

Rick Zunigar, Guitarist - Rick is a Los-Angeles-based, hard-bop jazz master, performing, recording and touring with music greats like Freddie Hubbard, Cal Tjader, Jimmy Smith, Stevie Wonder and more. His recent recording "Rick Zunigar Organ Trio" is a must-have CD.

Matt Roberts Group - 2004 LA Music Award for Independent Jazz Ensemble of the Year. Matt is a superb Los Angeles area guitarist, composer and arranger.

New West Guitar Group - Outstanding Los Angeles band, featuring original jazz-inspired compositions.

Just Jazz Guitar - Articles, lessons, transcriptions of recordings and arrangements, interviews, events... everything about jazz guitar.

Mel Bay Publishing / Mel Bay Records - A wealth of great guitar instructional material; plus a producer of some very fine records, such as Corey Christiansen's "Awakening," a favorite CD of mine and a top jazz chart recording.

For Instrument Builders / Woodworkers

Guitar Building Tools and Supplies


Stewart McDonald

Allied Luthiery

Woodworking Hardware and Supplies

Rockler Woodworking


Organizations and Resources

GAL - Guild of American Luthiers

ASIA - Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans

SIMSCal - Stringed Instrument Makers of Southern California

Luthier Schools