Guest Luthier – Michael Anderberg
Michael Anderberg has been involved with fine wood crafting for over 30 years. Initially he developed and honed his skills by building and refinishing custom furniture and then, 18 years ago, began designing and building guitars.
From the outset it was Michael’s vision to create something completely by hand, with no mechanization. It’s an old-school approach rarely seen in today’s computerized luthier workshop. The tone woods are hand-selected by tapping for resonance, the shapes are hand-drawn and refined for balance and old-fashioned comfort and playability, the Seymour Duncan electronics are individually selected for each instrument like a wardrobe and the hidden innovations are plentiful. Here are some of his pieces:
Michael has a number of his own patented inventions inside of his guitars that you will find nowhere else in the world. Michael’s approach to his craft is one that has roots in family, faith and artistic aesthetics.
One of his instruments was recently reviewed in Premier Guitar magazine. Out of more than 1,000 pieces of gear reviewed by Premier Guitar in 2009, Michael’s guitar was among 41 exemplary products selected for the prestigious Premier Gear honor.
Michael will be on hand today, Tuesday, November 24, 2009, from 10 – 4 Eastern, to answer questions. Please join this fun and informative chat. One lucky participant in today’s chat will win a Seymour Duncan Guide to Pickups DVD.
Please join me in giving a warm welcome to Michael Anderberg!