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I have been a Master Craftsman for over fifty years and had a fine woodworking and design business in Maui, Hawaii for thirty of those years. In 1990 I was fortunate enough to meet the prominent luthier Steve Grimes in Kula as I sold him the finest in Hawaiian hardwoods for his guitars. He helped me complete my first guitar and encouraged my love for building fine instruments. My second build was made with my son Jake in mind – called the ”Tiny Grimes” it became the guitar he used for his lessons with guitarist Tommy Conway. I continued building
guitars whenever I could and it was always a nice side project for me. After selling my Maui business I moved back to Sisters, Oregon, and wanted to commit most of my woodworking time to guitars. I was very lucky to meet up with master luthier Butch Boswell who was instrumental in helping me hone my skills and take things to another level.
Every one of my guitars is a unique design and hand-built to extract the most aesthetically and sonically pleasing guitar that I can from each precious piece of hand-selected timber. Sound becomes the most important piece in the collaboration since it brings forth all the relationships between the player and the guitar and eventually onto the audience. My long-term goal is to pursue a deep understanding of the physics of the acoustic guitar, whilst striving to master the craft of guitar building. As a custom builder, each instrument is approached as unique, and no two are exactly alike. I find tremendous satisfaction in the challenge of designing an instrument that meets the needs and desires of each customer. My philosophy revolves around an emphasis on simplicity and how it can be applied to creating the complexity of sound and music through a wooden musical instrument. My aesthetic attention to detail is clean and understated. I prefer to showcase the beauty of the wood and materials and let them speak for themselves. Central Oregon is incredibly inspirational and the climate is moderate and dry which makes Sisters a fine place to build instruments. I currently build a small handful of guitars per year, focusing on custom build quality rather than producing a large number of guitars.
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Honolulu Hawaii Contempotrary Museum of Art
Shy Rabbit Studio Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Sisters Art Show
Maui Shaeffer Art Gallery
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2021 Client Reviews
"The guitars and ukuleles constructed by Greg Davidge are much more then an outstanding instrument. These musical instruments are world class in playability, tone and sound. They are truly a work of art...absolutely beautiful and unique in every detail.
I have owned an acoustic guitar built by Greg Davidge for 16 years. It is a pleasure every time I look at it, pick it up, show it to people and play it. The sound is just amazing. Over the years, I have had several of my friends that are professional musicians, play this guitar. They marvel at its artisan handcrafted construction, the hues of the woods used, and are blown away by its sound, tone and smoothness in play.
Before purchasing any acoustic guitar, I highly suggest you play and consider a handcrafted Greg Davidge guitar! This is a truly phenomenal instrument. "
"I've been playing a couple of Greg's guitars, an early Dreadnought and more recently an OOO. When I imagine how an acoustic should sound, both picking and strumming, that's the sound I'm getting, simple as that! The ease of playing the OOO's neck is a joy!" (happy amateur guitarist)
"Greg built me a travel guitar to use for lessons and general playing. It is a great guitar and not only is it beautiful, it sounded great. I played this guitar for lessons with some of Maui's best guitarists (Tommy Conway, and Bob Bangerter) and they were always impressed with the sound and build quality. Greg likely has one of the best eyes for quality hardwoods and it shows in all of the materials he uses in his work. It's truly an heirloom piece that I will always cherish."
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