We custom build guitars and a variety of other unique and upcycled musical instruments using sustainably harvested hardwoods from our property in North Carolina. No big box store lumber, no timber from fragile distant rainforests, just old school, down home roots instruments that are direct descendants of the instruments our forefathers crafted.
Click the "Photo Gallery" to the right to get an idea of what we build. Also check out the photos section of our Facebook page - our more recent buids appear on FB first. Contact us if you don't see what you want - we'll work with you to get it to you asap!
We also sometimes list a few items on our Etsy storefront: etsy.com/shop/madurobob
See lots more pictures and commentary on our Facebook page: MadurobobsLuthiery
Several performers have our guitars with them on tour. Among those is the "Wizard" Justin Johnson. Be sure to visit Justin at justinjohnsonlive.com
And check out his new fantastic double album recorded in part at Sun Studios in Memphis
"Smoke", recorded at Sun Stuios, highlights the builds of some of the most talented, innovative, and artistic luthiers in the world today. "Mirrors" is a historical retrospective that showcases American Roots instruments from Bill Jehle's Cigar Box Guitar Museum and recorded in the field at various place along historic Highway 61 in Misissippi. Madurobob instruments can be heard on most of the 11 tracks on the "Smoke" album.
It was a wonderful 2013 full of festivals, craft fairs, TV appearances and radio shows! Now, with the holidays over we're hunkering down in the shop to create more unique instruments (I hope the heat is working). Contact us if you are interested in a custom build!
Some recent press:
We are proud to be an avid supporter of Cigar box Guitar wizard Justin Johnson. Justin has several madurobob instruments in his growing collection, and he's been instrumental (ha!) in testing our guitars and providing feedback that helps us continuously improve our designs.
Check out Justin here, youll be glad you did:
CD Release party for Justin Johnson sponsored by Madurobob! May 4th at Doodad Farm in Greensboro, NC. Details to follow soon!
Rooster Walk VI. Come join us at the best little music festival around!
GSO City Market. Third Thursdays Spring to fall. A *very* cool city market with live music and hundreds of vendors.
The Roys Folks Craft Fair in Highpoint's Oak Hollow Mall Nov 22-23
The Groove Jam at Doodad Sept 21
Whodat Festival at Doodad Farm, July 27-28
Southeast Oldtime Thresher's Reunion in Denton, NC July 4th weekend
The Pourhouse in Raleigh March 27
Spring Shakori Hills April 18-21
Carrboro Day Sunday, May 5th
RoosterWalk May 24-26
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