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Instrument makers follow their bliss


jay gordonPosted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:30 am

Music lovers and woodworkers abound in Port Townsend, so it’s no surprise there are so many people here who make instruments.

Incredible craftsmanship goes into a stringed instrument. In this small town are several people who repair and refurbish instruments, as well as builders who create one-of-a-kind pieces. This is the first in a series of profiles of instrument makers, focusing on two who build guitars and other stringed instruments. In this edition, learn about James Curtis and Jay Gordon. Next week, expect to read about Dave Llewellin and Mark Miller.

Port Townsend is also home to a disproportionate number of the world’s bow makers; stay tuned for articles on that subject later this year.