Figured Koa 12-fret guitar gets final assembly and setup in William's studio
William in 1983
Custom made Brazilian rosewood guitar made for
Dean Nardi in 1983
Since completing his apprenticeship in 1972, William Cumpiano has created hundreds of individually-crafted guitars and other stringed instruments in the European, North American and Latin American traditions; has taught the instrument-maker's craft to scores of aspiring makers; co-authored the world-recognized standard guitar-making textbook; and has lectured, written and consulted in his field around the world.
William Cumpiano in 1995
William Cumpiano in 2016