These are prominent members of LINT who have posted member pages. Each of these links to a more detailed page where the member has posted their latest photos, projects, etc.
Bob is a founding member of LINT who lives in Dallas. Here is Bob scraping sides to thickness (2mm!!) at Jose Romanillos' classical guitar making course in the town of Siguenza, Spain.
Use this link to E-mail Bob: E-Mail Bob Harris
Learn more about Bob at the following link: Bob Harris' Member Page
Chris lives Mansfield Texas. He builds unique 0 & 00 size guitars that have amazing volume and presence for an instrument of this size. He uses intricate inlays and veneers to embellish the interior of his guitars. Chris is our current Vice President for 2012.
Visit Chris Jenkins' Member Page to learn more about his current projects.
Steve Kinnaird lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he pastors a small church and builds steel string guitars as an avocation. To the left is the peghead of a guitar built for Dana Woods, owner of a local music store. The hand-cut inlays are of green and red abalone, as well as gold lip mother-of-pearl. Steve enjoys working with the traditional "tone woods", but also very much likes to use alternative woods. This guitar is built of Padouk, with an Engelmann spruce top.
Click on the following link to see Steve Kinnaird's member page.
Garland, TX luthier Phil Morris comes from a background in general woodworking and small boat building, developing an interest in lutherie during years of collecting and repairing vintage instruments (especially ukuleles). His friend Hawaiian luthier David Hurd encouraged him to start building and even sent him all the jigs and tooling he would need to complete his first guitar. David also told Phil about the newly formed builder's group LINT. He attended his first meeting in February of 2000.
While attending the Guild of American Luthiers conference in 2008, Phil and LINT member Dan Fobert came up with the idea of building some high quality banjo ukuleles. The banjo uke was an extremely popular depression era instrument and many vintage examples remain but Phil and Dan wanted to take the banjo uke idea and improve on it by giving it a more mellow voice and making an instrument that was easier to play. These instruments are marketed under the brand name Spanky Ukes. This adventure has proven to be very successful to the point that nearly all of Phil's available shop time is now dedicated to the production of Spanky Ukes.
Aaron is a classical guitar builder in Weatherford, TX which is just west of Fort Worth. He has been teaching and performing for over 8 years and builds guitars full time. His guitars are under the name Wood Ring Guitars. He is very passionate about each instrument and produces fine handmade guitars. For more info go to his website:
Bo Walker is from Benbrook, Texas. He builds a variety of instruments from fine classical and steel string guitars to mandolins and ukuleles. All are custom made to the customer's requirements. He has taught guitar making and performs restorations and repair work on antique instruments as well. He is a Guild of American Luthiers member since 1978 and is a board member of the Ft. Worth Classic Guitar Society.
Phone Bo at: 817-249-5972
Visit Bo Walker's Member Page to learn more about his current projects.