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About Michael Hemken

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Michael Hemken hand carves acoustic archtop guitars, violin, violas, and bows in his Saint Helena workshop.He strives to build instruments that are sculpturally beautiful and acoustically powerful. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1951. Throughout his youth, Michael enjoyed wood carving. When he arrived in California in 1974, began repairing musical instrument for musician friends. Two years later carved his first archtop guitar and violin. Since then he has maintained a limited production of one of a kind instruments. He has been at his current location for twenty years. In addition to being a luthier, Michael is a master electrician.

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Handcarved Archtop Guitars
 

Michael Hemken

Handcarved Archtop Guitar

Handcarved Archtop Guitar made by californian luthier Michael Hemken.

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Violin Italian Style
 

Michael Hemken

Violin Italian Style

Violin Italian Style made by Michael Hemken, a californian luthier.

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Handcarved Archtop Guitar
 

Michael Hemken

Handcarved Archtop Guitar

Handcarved Archtop Guitar made by Michael Hemken, a californian luthier.

1047 total views, 0 today

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