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Custom Rose Guitar
Bob Rose accepts commissions for guitars, ukuleles, and instrument stands. To begin the discussion about choice of wood, pearl inlay detail, size, and price,   contact us .

Robert Rose, luthier

In his studio and workshop in the mountains of West Virginia, Bob Rose builds one of a kind acoustic instuments from native and exotic woods including Brazilian rosewood, lacewood, koa and native spruce.

His guitars are usually contructed in the classic C.F. Martin style in both dreadnought and parlor sizes, but he accepts commissions for other styles such as bass guitars. Bob has studied with master luthiers Wayne Henderson and David Nichols.

Bob Rose brings his skills as a general surgeon to the precision crafting of each instrument and its inlay detail. His aim with every piece is to create a beautiful instrument that delivers even more beautiful sound.

Two sizes of custom ukuleles are available: tenor and concert size, and are uniquely constructed with bracing and pearl detail. Bob can build mandolins by request.

Bob has designed and trademarked an original instrument stand that is furniture-grade and crafted from cherry. It makes a beautiful resting and display place for your most prized instrument. Unique in that it folds for travel or storage utilizing rare earth magnets, the stand can be ordered for guitar or ukulele/ mandolin/fiddle size (bow hanger included).

Robert Rose is a juried artist of Tamarack, The Best of West Virgina.

Recent and Up-coming
Fairs, Festivals and Demonstrations
The Arts Center Open Studio Tour, August 19-21, 2016
Augusta Festival Juried Art & Craft Fair, August 13, 2016
Festivall Juried Art Fair, June 28-29, 2016
44th Annual Dogwood Arts & Crafts Festival, Huntington, WV, Apr. 22-24, 2016
Capital City Juried Arts & Craft Fair, Charleston, WV, Nov. 20-22, 2015
Augusta Festival Juried Art & Craft Fair, Elkins, WV, Aug. 8, 2015
RCCAC Open Studio Tour, Elkins, WV, June 18-20, 2015
Festivall Juried Art Fair, Charleston, WV, June 10-11, 2015
Rose Guitars Studio
Elkins, West Virginia
Contact for studio hours:
[email protected]