You and I share a common passion for the guitar. We are drawn to its engaging and beautiful voice, intimate response to our touch, and the visual allure of its wood and form. My mission as a builder is to craft unique, world-class concert guitars that respond to your every musical expression.
Standard Feature: Adjustable-Action Neck
With a quick and smooth turn of the key, you can fine-tune the action of your guitar without loss of tonal quality, power, or intonation. Each half-turn of the key changes the action height at the 12th fret by 0.5 mm. No more need for credit card shims or appointments with luthiers! Since 2010, the response to this feature has been so enthusiastic, it is now a standard feature.
Article in Soundboard Magazine
"The Luthier as Structural and Sound Engineer: How Luthiers Shape Sound with the Soundboard"
In this in-depth article written for Soundboard, the journal of the Guitar Foundation of America, Gary discusses how luthiers shape a guitar's sound by manipulating structural features on the soundboard. Digital copies of Vol. 42.1 can be purchased. An accompanying lecture/demonstration was presented at the GFA Convention in June 2016.
Hear or play a Lee guitar at the following events
April 7-8, 2017
Artisan Guitar Show
Lectures and Exhibitions
Apr. 9, 2017, Greenvale, NY
Long Island Guitar Festival
Mar. 30, 2017, Las Vegas, NV
Allegro Guitar Series
April 9, 2017 at 11 AM
Lecture/Demonstration: "The Intersecting Worlds of Builder and Player" with guitarist Jordan Dodson
April 21, 2017 at 11 AM
Workshop: "Everything You've Wanted to Know about Your Guitar, but Were Afraid to Ask:
Essential Knowledge for Guitarists"
State University of New York, Purchase, NY
Apr. 24, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
Old Pine Church