About this blog

  This is a journal I am attempting to keep, partly as a means of promoting my work; but also to discuss what I do, how I do it, where I do it, and what motivates me to keep doing it.

  What I do is build electric guitars and basses in my own shop, in a lovely little place called Dismal, in the hills of middle Tennessee. My approach to this enterprise is a bit different than most, as are the instruments that come of it. I use a fair amount of salvaged material from old buildings, typically employing its existing texture and patina in place of a fancy new paint job. I draw inspiration for my work from the natural world around me, and its process of reclaiming the artifacts we impose upon it. Those subjects will be featured here as well; not so much the big, glamorous parts, but more the random, often overlooked ones, the vulgar little details, and the things left behind.

  Anyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment, and discuss. Don’t be bashful- I really don’t take myself all that seriously, as you shall no doubt see.

Thank you, and Welcome!

~Gwen

5 Responses to About this blog

  1. Scott Seelye says:

    Do you have a list of guitars that are complete and for sale?

  2. gwen says:

    Hi Scott, at the moment, I don’t have any available, so that would be a very short list :)
    Rebel Guitars has a couple Road Dogs in stock though~
    http://rebel-guitars.com/category/inventory/guitars/dismal-ax-guitars/

  3. Jeff Van Nostrand says:

    Gwen (George?)

    I recently discovered/fell in love with your work. Just got my “Heart of Dixie” (white license plate, door hinge under knobs) from Rebel. It is fantastic!

    I’d like to speak with you about a custom build. Your Sparrowhawk series has me salivating.

    Thanks, and hope to hear from you

    Jeff

  4. gwen says:

    Hi Jeff
    Yes, it is Gwen now, long story, sorry for any confusion.
    Glad to hear you are enjoying the ax.
    That always makes me happy to hear :)
    I am not doing much custom work these days, mostly focusing on working on my own designs and such.
    But thanks for asking :)
    ~Gwen

  5. Yuval says:

    wow, i love your work. I would really like to hear how these guitar sound

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