Bruce McGuire (1948 - 2012) apprenticed with Arthur E. Overholtzer who taught him the art of building a guitar. He was making guitars part time from around 1969 onwards. McGuire collaborated in the writing of the book, Classic Guitar Making, and continued to build instruments until his death in 2012. He combined his skills as a teacher with his enthusiasm for music and industrial arts and his belief in education to found a Ukulele-building class in local junior high schools, Arts in the Afternoon, which was funded by the Sunrise Rotary of Santa Cruz.
Source: Bruce Robert McGuire obituary. Santa Cruz Sentinel. November 28, 2012.
Source: Directory of Contemporary American Musical Instrument Makers By Susan Caust Farrell. 1981