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Default Newer and/or lesser-known builders of custom guitars?

Like the previous thread I'm looking for newer or less known builders but this one is for any style of builder whether they copy Martin, Gibson or any other builder or just their own sound.
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I cant recommend highly enough Dion James guitars. He really has it going on!
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Joel Teel of 2 Hands Guitars is definitely one to consider--great guitars and a wonderful human being!
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Wayne Johnson of Irvin Guitars. I think this guy will be a breakout star soon.
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Joel Teel of 2 Hands Guitars is definitely one to consider--great guitars and a wonderful human being!
I absolutely agree. Joel Teel is a relatively new builder, but he's making world-class guitars that are as good as anything you'll find that costs twice as much. He's an impeccable craftsman, approaching each and every procedure like a brain surgeon, and his work is spotlessly clean inside and out. But it's the SOUND of his guitars that just knocks you over in awe.

Full disclosure: I work with Joel, and have been for almost three years now. He was my first serious student. Not an apprentice, because he's been building his own brand (Two Hands Guitars) since the beginning. Not only has he been the best student that you could imagine, he is also teaching me now, by example. I am re-learning to approach this craft with that meticulous attention to detail, and the devotional enthusiasm of doing such soul-nourishing work.

Stay tuned-- Joel is going to be posting a show 'n tell thread soon of his two most recent guitars. We just have to take the glamour photos first. AND, Joel will be bringing his guitars to Tom Bowersox's B.I.G. Show in early September. Please attend- and you will see that there is no hyperbole in what I say about this guy. Website link above, and HERE is Joel's Facebook page.
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I will third Joel Teel and second the invitation to B.I.G.

Benjamin Paldacci is also coming, while he has been building for a few years now, 8-10 I believe, he may not be on everyone's radar either. He will also be at B.I.G.
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I will "fourth" the plug for Joel Teel, and all the builders coming to B.I.G.

So many fine folks building so many FINE guitars!

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David Dart of Navarro, California is not new - he has been building for 50 years - but he is not well-known. He builds terrific vintage Martin-style guitars. He also builds other instruments. He is building me a ronroco.

Also, Eric Devine of Maui is known for his top-level ukuleles but he also builds guitars. Really beautiful instruments, and I love my ukulele.
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