When it comes to making instruments, Rick Turner is a man of unbridled enthusiasm. He simply loves searching through the dustbins of history for the best ideas and synthesizing those with his own concepts to make singular guitars, basses, and ukuleles. With his groundbreaking work in 1969 with Alembic guitars and basses kick-starting independent, custom guitar building, and his own Renaissance instruments heavily imitated, the results of his looking backward to jump forward have always been unique and left a wake of inspired luthiers following his lead.


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