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McGill, Paul
My guitar making history began at age 17 on a bed frame where I attempted to make a guitar. Later that year I attended the Earthworks School of Guitar Making in Vermont, run by Charles Fox, for six weeks in 1976. After a short time in Athens, Georgia, I found my way to Wisconsin in June of 1978. I set up a shop in the basement of a duplex I rented and started serving the local guitar players. A year later I moved into a violin shop and started doing violin repairs as well as making guitars. In 1985 I moved to Nashville to work in the restoration shop at Gruhn Guitars where I worked from late 1985 through April, 1987. I returned there in early 1988 for a short time but was finished by the spring. In my early years I made many steel string guitars, but I always wanted to build fine classical guitars, and in 1984 I went fully into nylon string guitars. In 1989 I had my shop in a house I owned, and there was a fire. It was at that time I learned Earl Klugh had recorded "Solo Guitar" on my classical guitars which he had acquired elsewhere. Guitar making has been my lifelong pursuit. It has been an amazing journey. Paul McGill
Nashville, Tennessee
Muriel Anderson, Mark Antoine, Jonathan Burchfield, Beth Neilson Chapman, Earl Kugh, John Standefer, Peter White
Super Ace, Super SE, Classical, Resonator, MKS, Collectors' Series
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