- acoustic guitars
- lap steel guitars
Jayson Bowerman studied manufacturing at the local community college before transferring to Colorado State University to study Mechanical Engineering - where he discovered wood working for the first time. Taken with the beauty and unique properties of wood he built a double point archtop mandolin (his first ever instrument) for a final project to a wood bending course. On his return to Oregon in 1994, he started as a graduate intern at the Breedlove Guitar Company which was the beginning of his real training as a luthier. Under the tutelage of Kim Breedlove and Steve Henderson, he learned both the artistic and the mundane aspects of guitar-building. He has been developing and building his own brand guitars full time since 2002. Bowerman offers a range of acoustic guitars, a mandolin and even a glass lap-steel guitar.