We love the musicians and their music; the musicians love the instruments and their makers. In our 21st Annual Memorial Day Auction
, we are featuring guitars made by two luthiers whose instruments have gained the devotion of the famous musicians who play them. Paul Reed Smith and Terry McInturff may not be household names for your average Spotify listener, but to the musicians whose names populate your playlists, they're legends.
Both Smith and McInturff stand out in the guitar-making world as consummate solo craftsmen who managed to create a brand that could compete with the historical heavyweights like Gibson and Fender. Below, we get to know the two luthiers and their individual journeys to guitar-making success.