#FJFest: Maegen Wells Guitars & Mandolins

Luthier Maegen Wells gives Fretboard Journal readers a walk through her Northern California workshop and home for #FJFest. Wells builds exceptional guitars and mandolins and formerly worked with one of the most respected names in the handmade archtop movement: Tom Ribbecke. Before that, she was a graduate of Bryan Galloup’s lutherie school.

As you’ll see during this video, Wells is a fan of vintage archtops (she proudly displays an old Orpheum and Gibson on her wall) but her own guitar and mandolin creations are completely original and sound exceptional. We see her shop, take a glance at her stash of tone woods, meet her dog and learn a bit about some of the projects that she’s currently focused on.

#FJFest is the Fretboard Journal’s way of staying connected during these difficult times: Expect to see never-before-seen shop tours from guitarmakers, unique music performances and a ton of beautiful instruments on a daily basis. See our entire, growing lineup of shop tours, exclusive videos and #FJFest surprises here.

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