Previously known as "Woodburn Guitars", I have rebranded to "Stuart Ketchin Guitars” and continue to craft handbuilt instruments.
I build ukuleles and guitars for players who appreciate a handcrafted instrument and want something more than off-the-shelf, factory built offerings. My Ukuleles are currently only available in Tenor size. My guitars are mainly short scale fingerstyle guitars but I do offer the larger bodied options.
I am a retired Family Doctor. I have been making guitars for 20 years but I don’t build guitars to make a living, I do it for the love of it. My instruments are priced accordingly.
I build instruments one at a time, at my own pace. I give each instrument my full attention. I am currently giving priority to Ukulele building.
I am constantly striving to improve my guitars in order to produce the best instruments possible. As a result some features are constantly evolving.
Thank you for visiting.
* From "The Music in the Wood” Joe Grant & Al Parish of Tanglefoot
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