Henry Barnes


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Folk Music Center

Henry Barnes is a wonderful example of the type of luthier and repair technician you want working on your musical instruments. With a background in building guitars for Charvel, Grover Jackson and working on the team that built the first 10 Randy Rhoads signature model guitars, Henry has a deep knowledge and passion for ensuring each instrument is properly prepared for making music. He even had his own company making instruments, Barnes Musical Instruments, before becoming a technician and repairmen for The Folk Music Center in Claremont, California. Henry takes on the challenges of all fretted and string instruments daily with his specialty being the guitar and sitar.