Repair, Restoration, Custom-Made, and Vintage Guitars

Luthier Andy Danser studied guitar making and repair at The International School for Instrument Building and Repair in Newark, England.  Following his time in the UK Andy served a year long apprenticeship with Master Luthier, Robert Jones at his shop in Park Slope Brooklyn, NY.  In addition to his formal training Andy has had the good fortune to work alongside the wonderfully talented British luthier Gary Southwell and Canadian luthier Sergei Dejonge.  Spanning the almost two decades working as a professional Luthier, Andy has repaired and/or restored over two thousand instruments.

Andy works on fretted instruments of all descriptions, as well as building to order.  When constructing a commissioned instrument he employs only the finest timbers selected from a well seasoned cache of tone woods meticulously collected from all over the world.  Andy specializes in hand rubbed shellac finish applied in the traditional French polished method.

For those who appreciate owning fine hand-crafted instruments, both vintage and custom built guitars are for sale.

Scott Tenant playing 1887 Torres copy.
Andy and his 1887 Torres copy on display at the National Guitar Museum.