GD Armstrong

product types: 

  • bouzoukis
  • mandolins
  • acoustic guitars
  • electric guitars
  • resonator guitars


G.D.Armstrong made his first instrument, a cigar box banjo, at age 10 and has been making instruments ever since. He has worked in a wide varity of trades including farming, construction, US Forest Service, sheetmetal working, ship building and bee keeping! He currently lives near Yamhill, Oregon on 100 acres of woodland where he builds his stringed instruments. Some of his instruments are made with wood from his own property. He is also a partner in Newberg Music Center in Newberg, Oregon. Most of his instruments have been under his own brand name, GD Armstrong, but some have been produced in collaberation with Mark Fitzsimon under the Green Man Humming brand. These were all solid body electric bouzoukis. He also makes a line of custom solid body electric guitars under the brand name of Bluenote which are available only from Newberg Music Center.


GD Armstrong: luthier c/o Newberg Music Center
514 E. 1st. St. Newberg,
97132 Newberg , OR
United States
Oregon US