Some good news from our buddy Andy Volk:
As many of you know, luthier Bill Hardin of Bear Creek Guitars suffered a horrible hand accident last March, severing an artery and tendons. I’m happy to say he’s now back to building some of the finest acoustic Weissenborn-style guitars on the planet. But the forced hiatus from his shop has left him hurting financially and he’s asked me to get the word out the there’s never been a better time to order a guitar from him.
His instruments are both beautiful and wonderful to play. I’ve had one for 16 years and it just gets better with age. If you’re looking for a luthier-made acoustic steel, Bill’s guitars are among that small, elite group of the very best.
For those of you who can afford it and want something very special, Bill says, “I am in the designing stage of a 20th anniversary model. It will be a series of 5 guitars made from 5 star Koa with the top back and sides bound in rope and abalone, 45 style, with a Hawaiian scene inlayed on the Headstock and fingerboard. The guitar will be selling for $13,000. and will include a Calton case.”