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RedLine

Redline Acoustics builds custom resophonic guitars, mandolins, guitars, and electric mini banjos in Hendersonville just outside Nashville, Tennessee. They have been making parts for Luthiers since 1998 and carry a line of stock parts for Mandolins, Banjos, Dobros, and Guitars. They also specialize in custom work.

Source: RedLine Acoustics website (5 June 2019)

Redgate

Jim Redgate made his first guitar in the early 1980s while studying classical guitar. After graduating from a music performance degree, he decided to pursue guitar making as a career and became a full time luthier in 1992. By 2007 he had made over 255 instruments and his instruments were widely used by professional guitarists. By 2012, he had settled on making four models, the lattice-braced, the double-top, and the new wave double-top and traditional fan braced.  Redgate makes his lattice-braced guitars with an arched back to improve their volume and projection (like Greg Smallman) and he uses lightweight carbon fibre reinforcements under the soundboard. Redgate’s soundboards are much lighter than traditionally braced examples, and his guitars are therefore more responsive, energy efficient, and louder than traditional classical instruments.

Source: Redgate Guitars website (4 June 2019)

Redentore

Mark Piper founded Redentore Guitars in 2007, in Nashville, Tennessee. The Redentore range includes archtop guitars, carved-top semi acoustic/electrics, the "LJ" (little jazzer), and the Redentore LJ Slimline acoustic bass. All are meticulously constructed, finished, and set up by Piper who has many years experience in guitar building and repairs for Nashville's pro musicians.

Source: Redentore Guitars website (4 June 2019)

Rayco

Luthiers Mark Thibeault and Jason Friesen founded Rayco Resophonics in 2002. Rayco was named after Mark’s late father Raymond. In 2011 they were joined by Damian Jones and Josh Lafountain. Rayco make resophonic, lap steel, wiessenborn and electric guitars as well as resophonic ukuleles.
 

Source: Rayco Resophonics website (2 June 2019)

Raven

Raven guitars was a brand name of Great Western Imports Ltd of Vancouver from the mid 1960s onwards. Raven electric, acoustic and bass guitars were intially made in Japan for distribution in the USA and Canada - later ones may have been made in Korea or elsewhere.

Source: Raven catalog 1965

Jang (Isaac)

Isaac Jang studied with Bryan Galloup at the Galloup School of Guitar Building and Professional Guitar Repair in Big Rapids, Michigan, before getting a job at Westwood Music in L.A. He then started working with Kathy Wingert - an apprenticeship that lasted ten years. He now has his own workshop in Hollywood, California where he makes ergonomic acoustic guitars by hand. Some of his guitars have a clever cutaway - he refers to it as a bendaway- using an idea borrowed from Mitsuhiro Uchida.

Source: Isaac Jang Guitars website (8 May 2019)

McGreevy (Donal)

Donal McGreevy studied at the Lagan Lutherie School with Sam Irwin and then opened his own workshop in County Down, Northern Ireland. McGreevy's guitars are informed by his personal tastes as a self-taught guitar player and by the folk, Irish traditional and Celtic finger-style musicians he grew up listening to. He makes a small number of acoustic guitars each year - circa 2019 his standard model is an OM style acoustic.

Source: Donal McGreevy Guitars website (6 May 2019)

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