Who are the makers?
Brian Bishop is a professionally trained guitar luthier who received his initial training at Galloup School of Lutherie, in Big Rapids, Michigan. He works from his own shop building and repairing Guitar-family instruments (fretted instruments, from Ukuleles and Parlor guitars to Dreadnoughts, Arch-top Jazz guitars and acoustic Baritones, as well as electric guitars and basses. Brian has been building professionally for over ten years and has worked in other commercial shops as well as his own.
Chet Bishop (Brian’s Dad) picked up his skills piecemeal, attending workshops, reading books, and getting training from a variety of established makers. He has been making violin-family instruments for 20 years, from fractional-sized violins and violas, through five-string bluegrass fiddles, traditional violins, violas, cellos, and the occasional double bass.