About the Builder

Rick Davis, Luthier

After 15 years of building, Rick has produced over 160 guitars for clients throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. All reflect Rick’s profound respect for lutherie tradition and his studied, empirical approach to guitar building.

Rick served as the Executive Director of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (ASIA) and was the editor of Guitarmaker magazine from 1999 to 2005.

Rick has been an exhibitor at the Healdsburg, Newport, and Montreal guitar shows, and has been featured in several books about contemporary luthier-built instruments. Rick's work is the centerpiece of Tim Brookes' 2005 book, Guitar: An American Life. He moved to Seattle in 2006 to create a shared shop and lutherie center with wife Cat.