MY PROMISE TO YOU:          

I am a custom archtop guitar builder with many years of guitar building and guitar playing experience. I use only the finest materials and handmade processes to build some of the best jazz archtop guitars and basses available on the market today. I remain traditional in my guitar building techniques, and everything here is built by hand. From hand-planed woods, hand-attached bindings, to my exclusively designed handmade mosaic pearl fretboard inlays, and Kent Armstrong Vermont handmade pickups, you'll find that wherever possible my guitar parts are all handmade. On my unique leather models, I use only Hermann Oaks naturally vegetable tanned leather, which is hand-dyed and hand-tooled after to its attachment to the wooden archtop body.


If you are a guitar player searching for the best in fine quality handmade archtops, with the tonal responses that discerning musicians love, and that will give you years of playing pleasure, you will find eL Welker archtop guitars to be on par with the best. I will not let any guitar leave my shop until it meets my stringent requirements. I guarantee that to you. Always.


Larry Welker

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