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Exquisitely Crafted Handmade Guitars

Dave Schneider's interest in handmade acoustic guitars, custom electric guitars, and fine concert classical guitars began in the early 70's. He began building custom guitars after studying with Jim D'Aquisto in 1977. He has studied guitar making with many famous luthiers and has worked as a full-time guitar maker for more than 30 years. Acoustic guitar making, classical guitar making, and guitar repair eventually led to an interest in the history of musical instrument making. David traveled to India to learn the techniques and philosophy of the Indian luthiers and now offers a valuable repair service for Indian instruments in Bearsville, NY. David also studied the early construction techniques of lute making and other Medieval and Renaissance instruments that led up to the modern guitar. All of this history and experience has been incorporated into the construction of fine handmade guitars and made David one of the most sought-after luthiers today.

David continues the "old school" philosophy of one person making the whole instrument for a perfect balance of tone, harmony, and quality control.

If you have only played mass-produced instruments, or guitars that are quickly "hand made" in a factory by many people, you are in for a wonderful experience when trying a handmade Schneider Guitar. Words cannot express the beauty and tone of a handmade guitar crafted by a single luthier.

New York Guitar Repair and Restoration

In early 2014 Dave moved his guitar workshop to Bearsville, New York and now serves New York musicians and guitarists throughout the state and worldwide.

In addition to custom built guitars, Dave offers electric guitar repair and acoustic guitar repair and customizing in his New York guitar work shop. He provides valuable information on the care of your guitar. Whether its guitar neck repair or guitar fret adjustment, David's guitar repair shop here in Bearsville, NY can help you get the most out of your acoustic or electric instrument.

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