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Local resident woodworks guitars

February 08, 2023 - 00:00
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Longtime Bandera resident Neil Peterson has turned his woodworking skills into an amazing avocation: making guitars.While Peterson is well known for his cabinet making business, he also is a luthier, a craftsman making stringed instruments. He has made flat top fiddles, violins, classical and steel string guitars, and mandolins.Peterson began his career as a luthier by reading in a woodworking magazine about how to make a flat top fiddle.Peterson said to himself “hey, that looks like a fun project.”Even though he didn’t know how to play an instrument or tune it and had never made one, he assiduously started the ...

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