Rick Turner

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Rick Turner is well known for his innovative handcrafted guitars and for pioneering the resurgence of American luthiers in the 1960s and 70s. With an ear for quality sound and an eye for design, Rick created a new approach to the art of guitar making and in so doing promoted the fine art talents of in-lay design, and acoustic electronics among many facets of instrument building. His long career in music has strong ties to recording and amplification, which included a decade-long gig on the road with the Grateful Dead.
 

Interview Date:
June 22, 2007
Job Title:
Luthier