- acoustic guitars
Tony Vines was born in East Tennessee and in 1989 began a lifelong career as a professional Luthier. Initially tony built 5 acoustic guitars per year and logged over 400 repairs as owner/operator of the premier musical instrument repair shop of Kingsport, Tennessee. During these early years he gained extensive knowledge regarding design and function of a wide variety of musical instruments - which he feeds into the production of Tony Vines acoustic guitars. Through the years many great artists have owned Tony Vines handmade guitars: most notably Johnny Cash and Joe Carter (son of A.P. and Sara Carter). Examples of Tony's work are displayed at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota.