- acoustic guitars
Duane Noble makes acoustic guitars, harp guitars and ukuleles by hand in his Richland, Washington workshop. In 1997 Noble was inspired to start making guitars, after seeing an acoustic harp guitar for sale in the Dusty Strings music shop in Seattle. He started out guided by the book "Guitar Making, Tradition and Technology" by Bill Cumpiano and Jonathan Natelson and by 1998 had made his first guitar - an acoustic 6 string. What started as a hobby soon grew into something bigger and in 2004 Noble built a shop and moved his business out of his garage. By 2006 the business became a full time job.