Edwards Fine Instruments


Edwards Fine Instruments
1074 Simmons Gap Road
Dyke, Virginia 22935
Phone 434-973-0114
Fax 434-975-3935
Cell 434-760-0797
email dave@rediscov.com
efi@rediscov.com

Just outside Charlottesville, Virginia (in the Blue Ridge Mountains)

Edwards Fine Instruments is owned and operated by David Edwards. He is a founding member of the Charlottesville Classical Guitar Society and serves as its current President. He has played guitar since the age of 11 and has played and studied classical guitar since 1972. He plays solo classical guitar and participates in many musical events in and around Charlottesville, Virginia.

"I fell in love with the classical guitar in 1972 and the sound I heard on Julian Bream's "Classical Guitar" record (I think the guitar he used was built by José Romanillos). At the time I was talking classical lessons on my Martin D28 (steel string) and my teacher, Matthew Mischakoff, encouraged me to get a classical guitar. In the summer of 1972, I had time available after my work and a workshop available at the University of Michigan, so I built my first classical guitar. During my senior year at the University of Michigan, I built two more, one for Janice who is now my wife and one which I sold.

In 2003, I started building again having acquired many tools, forms and materials out of Fred Dickens' workshop from his widow, Pauline.

As a classical guitarist, I have enjoyed playing my own instruments for music from the Renaissance to the late 19th Century. These instruments are the models for what I will build to custom order.

I also play acoustic guitar (and a little electric) with a Celtic ensemble, Tulloch and at the Grace Community Church (Presbyterian Church in America). This has led me to build some non-classical models (Shadowfax acoustic and Les Paul style electric)

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