What happens when you grow up in a corn field and join a rock band after graduating college with a liberal arts degree??
Well, for one thing you have a lot of time on your hands. You learn to maintain and mod your own guitars on the cheap. One thing leads to another, and before you know it there's a 14" bandsaw in the house.
I started building guitars for the same reason I started making music: There was something I wanted that I couldn't get at the local shop. I put years of research, experimentation and practice into the craft of making guitars that can't be found in a store display—guitars that express the things we don't hear in the world around us. There is no feeling quite like playing an instrument that was made for your very hands.
I'm Guy Lorshbaugh, owner, designer, and luthier of Luminous Guitars. Every piece that bears the brand comes straight out of my hands. For now, no automated tools are employed in the build process. Every detail, curve and angle of a Luminous instrument is made to the exacting standards of my careful attention. I have fun with it, from lumber selection to handing items over to UPS. When you order a Luminous, we'll build it together. You'll choose your lumber, your wiring scheme, whatever you like, and I'll keep you involved as I build it. I love sending updates!
This whole endeavor has come to be beacuse I love the guitar. I can't wait to talk with you about how we can make something unique and special.