Nate started his career as a luthier in 2011, after graduating from Roberto-Venn School of Lutherie in Phoenix, Arizona. He worked briefly at a local music store in Utah before apprenticing under Ryan Thorell, building archtop and flattop acoustic guitars. In 2014 he relocated to Portland, Oregon, where he was the in-house luthier at Old Town Music until 2017. Previous clients include Jesse Dayton, Portugal. The Man, Yeasayer, Jason Walton (Agalloch), The Shivas, Mac DeMarco, R.I.P., and Nathan Anderson (Fruit Bats, M. Ward), many private collectors, and guitar shops across the Pacific Northwest. He now lives in Springfield, Oregon with his badass wife, cat, dog, and chickens. He's been mentioned in Premier Guitar and has been a guest on the Fretboard Journal Podcast. As a guitar maker, he is represented by Zen Guitar in the United States and AlnicoFive Guitars in the UK. He can also be contacted directly for commissions.
What my clients are saying:
"Nate is a great guitar tech. He has set up hundreds of guitars for us, and has a keen eye for all the details.The best tech in the Eugene area!" - Hank, via Google
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