Hello and Welcome to Joe Till Guitars.
You've picked a great time to visit, too. Some of my best work in 17 years is coming off the bench right now. Of course that's the way it is with guitar building - each one builds upon the last. That's especially so with handmade guitars.
See my Currently Available Guitars Here.
Curly California Walnut. Have one.
And now you can see my work on my Facebook Page where viewing pictures is much easier. Please "Like" me when you get there - if you're so inclined.
My thing has always been to build the nicest guitars I can from the most incredible woods I can find. By 'nicest' I mean great sounding, easy playing and beautiful to look at. As far as the woods go: The crazier the grain, the better the book-match. I never know where I'll find the next piece, so I look everywhere: lumberyards, thrift stores, online, swapmeets... My favorite finds include old burlwood coffee tables and solid hardwood furniture pieces that have been curing for decades in nice, warm living rooms before meeting my whirring saws. Each guitar has it's own story.
From my hands to yours...
Till Guitars are Built by Hand. I can't imagine another way to build a musical instrument. Automated and computerized machinery (robots) by definition can only make copies. What good is a copy when you can have the real thing?!
Each Till Guitar is a unique piece of functional art. I use only the most basic of woodworking tools - including some power tools, but nothing that couldn't be found in your Grampa's woodshop seventy-five years ago at the dawn of the electric guitar age. Till Guitars will always celebrate traditional woodworking skills.(Yay!)
For Your Blue Guitar Collection
After you're done looking around, please contact me with any questions/comments. I'd like to hear from you.
You can see and hear some of my guitars in action on the Joe Till Guitars Channel on Youtube Here. Viewer Discretion is Advised.
I've always built my own designs in the hopes that you will find inspiration in them. Sometimes playing a guitar that sounds and looks too familiar can make me feel boxed in as a player, taking me places I don't necessarily want to go. Till Guitars offer plenty of familiar tones, but you will also discover plenty of unique ones, too. Like taking a trip in uncharted waters. Bring plenty of lotion!
Comfortably Sculpted Heel
I currently offer two different guitar models - the TG-100 "Solo" and the TG-250 "Lady on the Beach" . Each can be modified and customized endlessly. By now, I've incorporated all kinds of pickups and bridges into the nearly 200 guitars I've built to date and I'll be glad to consider any new ideas you might have.
I also do the occasional "One-off" guitar.
Till Bass with Zebrawood Cap
Oh, yeah. I've also recently added the new Till Bass to the line.
Navigating this site is confusing at best (I'm working on it). The easiest way to see it all is to click on the red "Next" buttons at the bottom of each page, as well as the red highlighted words.
Good luck finding your way out. Try leaving a trail of potato chips.
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Thanks for reading this far and I hope to hear from you soon, even if just to hear your comments.
A Little Birdie told me to do it!