Hello, and thanks for visiting Gwaltney Custom Guitars.
I am a one-man luthier operation, I prefer it this way,
I enjoy touching all aspects of the build with my own
hands, to create an instrument through feel, intuition,
and a bit of science mixed in. The guitar has been described
as a complex “machine”, very difficult to
understand its workings, this is true to a certain degree,
but I believe that the human hand, ear, heart, and mind,
working together, naturally provide clear direction
in guitar-building. Of course it is essential to start
with the finest woods available, to maintain them at
the proper humidity and temperature, and to have a clear
understanding about the nature of the organic parts
and pieces used in the construction of a world-class
instrument. I have been very fortunate to train with
master luthier Ervin Somogyi, and I attribute much of
my success and progress to those things that he shared,
knowledge that may never have been realized through
years of trial and error on my own time, thanks Ervin!
Guitar building is a passion of mine, it seemed that
every moment of every day was spent thinking about processes
that might lead to the perfect instrument, and then
I realized that the perfect instrument is always the
one right before me, I sincerely hope that I have an
opportunity to share one with you.
It's a marvelous, marvelous guitar, built with
all the smarts and passion and commitment that
a very smart and passionate and dedicated man
could bring. Thank you so very much for your
fine work, Greg...