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Custom Built Fine Stringed Instruments For The Discerning Musician Since 1998


"I was alive in the forest

I was cut by the cruel axe

In life, I was silent

In death, I sweetly sing" 

-Inscription on the face frets of an Elizabethan lute

Credit William Cumpiano, Northampton, MA

I am sad to announce that Marlee Guitars will be out of operation indefinitely due to a family crisis.  

To current and potential students (who have contacted me), I will let you know as soon as possible as to when classes will resume.

To those who have been discussing custom built guitars, I have not nor will I forget about you.  We can still discuss details for your instrument and when I am able, I'll hit the ground running with your instrument.

Repairs and modifications will be shut down for the duration.

Those interested in guitar playing lessons may contact me at your convenience as I will still be able to provide this service.

I am more sorry than you could know that I have to take this action.  The duration of this pause is not clear at all at this time.  As soon as I have a better idea of when I can resume operations, you all will be the first to know.

I'm really sorry for the inconvenience.


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