already have a links page, we decided to add a page to our site that spotlights
of ours in the industry. If this page is empty it is because we have no
friends left. (just kidding)
Most of the people you will find on this page we know either professionally,
personally or both.
We are proud to consider them our friends and colleagues - besides we owe
most of them money so this is an attempt to keep us in there good graces (just
Feel free to contact us about any of the people you find on this page,
or contact them directly - and let them know you found them here.
Click the picture to go
Guitars Handcrafted by Dale Unger
We won't spend a
lot of space on Dale here other than to say he is one of the best builders
I am one of his customers and I consider myself privileged to have him as a
I think so highly of Dale's work that we have given him his own page on our
Click here to
go there now.
keepers of the flame
Here is Bill and I at the A.S.I.A.
Symposium in Nashville - March, 2000.
Bill Fender is a fantastic
guy. We met Bill for the first time in Nashville at the
The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans Conference. Dale Unger
introduced me to Bill
and we hit it off immediately. Bill describes himself as an ardent
hobbyist when it comes to playing and a
tinkerer when it comes to repair - neither of which I can attest to, but I get
the feeling he is being modest about both.
Legato Guitars 1995 he says "to meet the needs of jazz guitar players
of all levels,
from novice students to professional performers." His inventory emphasizes
quality electric and acoustic archtops in excellent to mint condition.
The thing that impressed me
most about Bill was that he take the time to attend things like the A.S.I.A
This is a convention for Luthiers to learn from each other and share
Ideas. It is not a guitar show where a dealer
would hope to make a sale. Bill likes to educate himself in the finer
aspects of the trade he is representing
(of which he is quite knowledgeable). This is not only rare, commendable
and unique, but, I think it places him
head and shoulders above any body else in the horse trading game.
Bill is as honest as the
day is long (rare in the instrument dealer universe). If you are looking to buy
an instrument - particularly Archtops - He is the Man!
Please call 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tel: (703) 660-8599
Fax: (703) 660-5978
Mailing Address Only:
107 S. West Street, #101
Alexandria, VA 22314
to visit bill at Legato
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Here is another one of our
luthier friends we met in Nashville.
Bernie is a
very talented luthier who makes some very unique instruments.
Bernie is a really nice guy - make sure you check out his site.
Bernie hiding behind his guitars at the Classic
American Guitar Show
Bernie performing surgery in his shop
box below to go to Bernie's Site.