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Applegate guitars. Traditional. Handcrafted. Sound. Beauty. Playability. Applegate guitars are made to inspire the player. Traditional in design and construction, each instrument is crafted to bring out the best in what the wood has to offer in both sound and beauty. Each element of the guitar is handcrafted. Craftsmanship is best expressed in the details.
I founded Applegate Guitars in 2001, finding inspiration from my visit to the historic guitar-making district in Granada, Spain, and from my life-long love of wood working and music. Since then, I have been fortunate to do what I love--building fine acoustic guitars, individually and by hand, in my one-person shop. I produce every detail of each instrument with a true passion for the craft. Craftsmanship is particularly noticeable in the details--from the comfort of the neck profile to perfectly executed bracing or painstakingly detailed inlay. I hope this is evident in every guitar leaving my shop.
Chanhassen, Minnesota
Haley Bonar, Kalai
Dreadnought, Small Jumbo (SJ), Jumbo Baritone, Classical, Dream Series