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New Luthier: Kevin Muiderman

We're excited to announce another new luthier: Kevin Muiderman of Muiderman Guitars in North Dakota!

With a glittering roster of players that includes John Doyle, Leo Kottke, Michael Chapdelaine, and Martin Simpson, Kevin Muiderman is crafting incredible sounding guitars that are ready for the demands of the stage and the road. In recent years, he has added the scientific method to the traditional craft of building guitars. Combined with the use of the finest tonewoods, his experimentation with carbon fiber laminates, “double tops” and non-traditional bracing methods have produced guitars—both classical and steel string—that deliver a boldness, volume, and clarity of note not found elsewhere.

June 9 Update: These guitars are now set to arrive in early fall! Check out additional photos of the walnut Chapdelaine at the bottom!

He's currently building two guitars for us, due at the end of 2022. One will be an OM in ziricote and bearclaw Sitka spruce, and one will be a smaller bodied Chapdelaine—modeled after one he built for player Michael Chapdelaine—in walnut and sinker redwood. Check out the progress pics he sent us below!

Muiderman OM, Ziricote & Bearclaw Sitka Spruce

Muiderman Chapdelaine, Walnut & Sinker Redwood


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