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What do Bonnie Raitt, Keb 'Mo & David Lindley have in common? ....They all play Pogreba resonators!Larry Pogreba offers some very original instruments that look and sound like nothing else. His Aluminum body resonators are causing a stir in the music world as top players are finding their sound refreshing and new. The aluminum bodies make for a lighter weight instrument which is a big advantage. His electric guitars feature hot single coil pickups that are coveted by today's musicians.Martin Simpson plays a Pogreba aluminum body resonator and finds it offer many more possibilities than a conventional resonator. It can handle much more than just the blues.
I was born in Montana in a farming and ranching family – my Dad went off to WWII as a pilot. He didn’t care for the military, but they had really cool airplanes, so he was a fighter pilot thru Korea and Vietnam, where he was shot down. Fighter pilots move around a lot – so my first musical influences were Ray Charles & Gospel music in Georgia 1954. Then England & Germany in the late ‘50’s & early ‘60’s – listening to English blues & The Beatles on Radio Luxembourg. I built guitars as a hobby when I was a Fine Arts student in the late ’60’s thru ’75 when disco hit and live music almost died. I began making knives and because of a martial arts background ended up making my own steel in the Japanese tradition & even shared a shop with a Japanese knife/sword maker named Kuzan Oda. In the early ’90’s the collectors were ruining knife making for people interested in functional designs, so I got back into guitar building full time. I’ve built around 400 guitars, focusing mainly on sound & playability. These are traits that can’t be done by machines & mass production.

Larry doesn't see any boundaries, he's driven by sound and sound alone. Very refreshing and exciting!
Three Forks, Montana
Bonnie Raitt, Keb 'Mo, David Lindley, Martin Simpson
Acoustic Guitars, Solid Body Electrics, Archtop Electrics, Solid Body Baritone Electrics, Aluminum Body Weissenborn, Wood Body Weissenborn