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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