ʻUkulele and Hawaiian Steel Guitar Building
Bob is a long-time luthier with 44 years of building guitars, ʻukulele, harps, mandolins, and assorted “strange” instruments. He lives on Hawaiʻi island.
Bob is a master craftsman. He does all of his inlay by hand, mills all his own parts (often from the tree to completion), makes his own designs, makes his own molds and jigs, and does his own finishes. He is committed to the work ethic of one craftsman doing as much of the work as possible. He prefers the centuries-old traditions of handwork to more modern time-saving methods. His finishes, which take longer to apply than it takes to make an instrument, are all nitrocellulose lacquer which he prefers to modern polyurethane ones or minimal oil finishes.
His dedication to excellent workmanship is something we value greatly at Aloha Music Camp. Bob works alongside luthier Dennis Lake with a small group of AMC students to craft their very own instruments from start to finish. Be sure to contact the AMC staff early to secure your space in their popular and space-limited sessions.
Learn more at pegasusguitars.com, Bob’s website.