CraftsmanshipVanDruff guitars are hand made in rural Virginia to uncompromising standards of craftsmanship. Each guitar is built by one man—yours truly. An engineer by trade, I am also a second-generation woodworker with a life-long love of music.
Combining an artisan's experience with wood and an engineer's attention to detail, I perform each step of the process myself from selecting the wood, to engraving delicate inlays, to buffing the high gloss finish.
I would like to give you a tour of my shop while illustrating how I build a guitar. Along the way, I will try to explain the whys as well as the hows. You will also see some of my fixtures and jigs (I hope you like that kind of stuff).
(This web site is still under construction and you will find more gaps in this section than I would like. I am gradually filling in these missing pieces.)