Custom made Brazilian rosewood guitar made for
Dean Nardi in 1983
Figured Koa 12-fret guitar gets final assembly and setup in William's studio
William 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