Flewelling Guitar Works
I was raised in the potato farming region of northern Maine. After attending tech
school I moved to the southeast and lived in Atlanta, Fayetteville, NC., and Nashville
over the next eighteen years. Though as a teenager I desired to build guitars, my
uneducated early attempts never saw completion and life demanded that I earn a living.
I made that living in a cabinet shop in Atlanta where I learned many of my woodworking
skills. I married a southern girl, Tracy, who has amazingly remained
at my side for 28 years. I did fixits and paint jobs on friends' guitars along the
way but was in my 30's before becoming serious as a luthier. I was later hired
by Gibson Guitars to assist in developing their Dobro line of resophonics.
I moved to the coast of Maine in 1999 to be near my family. In 2001 I started my own guitar
shop doing repairs and building custom instruments.