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Just play!

By far, the best way to learn to play the guitar is to learn a few easy songs and have fun with it.  Eventually, you’ll encounter that magic moment when you can entertain yourself with your own playing, so just play! Here is a list of 3-chord songs that are easy to learn, allow you to […]

Making your list and checking it twice

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the musician in your life?  A Brantley custom handcrafted guitar is an heirloom quality gift that will give them a lifetime of enjoyment.  Don’t be intimidated by the “custom” label.  Our pricing is competitive with mass produced guitars and I believe my quality and tone are superior […]

A day at the farmers market

This past Saturday, I spent the morning at the Tomball Farmers Market.  There among the booths filled with root vegetables, greens, and organic pasteurized eggs, I set up a table to display my newly completed Brantley Classic and some exotic wood pens.  While most of the customers browsing the vendor booths assumed I was some guy […]

Why there’s still a market for handcrafted guitars.

In today’s world of “economies of scale” and “supply chain efficiencies”, you may wonder how the independent luthier can still market his guitars alongside those produced by multinational corporations.  The luthier spends more money to procure components because he does not have the buying power to negotiate the absolute best cost.  He spends more time converting those […]

Pine Classic

Those old guitars from the 50’s that everyone wants so badly?  They had pine bodies.  This one is antique pine with over 70 growth rings on the nearly quartersawn body.  Coupled with a 1-piece maple neck, this guitar should ooze good tone.  Headed for finishing and should be available soon!

Welcome to our new website!

Since you’re reading this, you know that there have been drastic changes to the site.  Don’t be intimidated by the polished nature of the website.  My goal is to still spend as much time possible building custom handcrafted guitars.  I’ve upgraded the site to address direct concerns from customers regarding the stability and general presentation […]