Ren Ferguson is among the most noted master luthiers in the United States and has been since the 1970s. Many luthiers who wish to follow his style of building have studied his approach to guitar design and building. After having his own shop for some time Ren was hired by the Gibson Guitar Company to run their factory in Nashville. That plant was later moved to Montana, where Ren also designed the facilities and hired the staff. Ren has also been a supporter of the NAMM Oral History program and it was an honor for us to finally complete his interview at the Nashville NAMM Show in 2011!