Michael Lipe


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Lipe Guitars

Michael Lipe turned his passion for guitars into his own, successful business. Founder and owner of Lipe Guitars in California, Michael gained experience for his trade by building a series of different styles of guitars. He created a name for himself as one of the most respected luthiers in the world, with a long impressive list of noted performers as his clients. Among his most noted models are his six, seven and eight string guitars, which have been played by the likes of Brian May and Steve Vai. Mike passed away at the age of 70 on December 27, 2018.