- acoustic guitars
- bass guitars
Gordon Bischoff trained in violin repair in 1974 at Redwing Technical College in Redwing, Minnesota. Using the skills and techniques learned he went on to pursue his true interest...guitars. Bischoff's first forays into guitar-building involved hand-bending sides, hand-shaping necks, and using a chisel and hammer to dovetail the neck to the body. "Building completely by hand," says Gordon, "was an excellent way to experience the depth of the process and gain an intimacy with the wood." The accuracy of skill this demanded is still drawn upon today by Gordy when facing new challenges in building, such as his first 9-string baritone he made for Willy Porter, and when building his first ukulele.
In addition to his careers as luthier and guitar repair, Gordon also spent 15 years as a professional musician. In 2010, Gordon discovered an interest in ukuleles, and by the latter half of the year, had built several beautiful, premium-level concert ukuleles. His fascination, however, extended far beyond simply building, but also playing and performing as the founding member of, and organizer for, the Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire (U.K.E.).
For over 25 years, Gordy has also been the string instrument repair technician at Schmitt Music in Eau Claire.