Author Archives: Ryan Thorell

Custom Inlay

Check out this inlay pattern on one of my J-200 style jumbos, The Guardsman. It is a local flora and fauna inspired vine design I hand-cut for a set of two guitars. This is the first of the two. I … Continue reading

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Thorell at the NAMM Show

We just got back from the NAMM show in Anaheim California. I displayed a new Wysteria with my great friends at La Bella. I also sponsored the Muriel Anderson All Star Guitar Night, where I donated one of my handmade … Continue reading

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A new Wysteria gets love at the NAMM Show in California

 

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  Custom Blueburst Guitar Here are a couple of pictures of a killer new guitar I built for a great client in Baltimore. This guitar features a hand cut split aluminum tailpiece with a blued steel hammered wammy bar, as … Continue reading

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Tommy Emmanuel’s Thorell

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to build a guitar for Tommy Emmanuel. It was to be based on the Frank Vignola model, but other than that I had free reign to make a unique creation. I … Continue reading

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Thorell and Vignola team up at SLC’s Capitol Theater!

Frank was in town a couple of weeks ago at one of my favorite venues in Salt Lake City, The Capitol Theater.  First off, he killed! It was a tightly performed and amazing show. If you have a chance to … Continue reading

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The Sweet “E”

My take on the traditional archtop feel and sound,  is the model The Sweet “E”.  I am an avid fan of the archtop genre and great luthiers and guitars who have shaped its history and my life. I approach each … Continue reading

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LATE NIGHTS AND SHOP LIGHTS


Getting ready for a festival is always chaotic. This summer especially, I have watched a lot of suns fall behind those Wellsville mountains. I want to thank all of my wonderful clients for your spirit of fun and adventure and willingness to really do something unique. Continue reading

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COME PLAY SOME THORELLS AT THE FESTIVAL!

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CHECK OUT FRANK AND TOMMY DOING IT RIGHT!

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