- acoustic guitars
Bob Rose is a retired surgeon who makes Martin style acoustic guitars and ukuleles by hand in West Virginia. He started making guitars around the year 2000 - beginning with a Martin acoustic guitar kit. Since then Rose has taken luthiery classes with Wayne Henderson, David Nichols and other master craftsmen to perfect his skills. Custom guitars made in his workshop, often embellished with pearl or abalone shell inlay, can run from $900 to more than $4,000.