Meet Our Artisans
Being a musical instrument maker challenges me to use my body, mind & spirit. My love of history helps me understand the roots of folk music. Theology, 20 years a Lutheran pastor, enables me to integrate music in a spiritual sense. Each instrument is one-of-a-kind and individually handmade. I choose a variety of woods, match them to the best advantage for both aesthetics & sound. Therefore, the size & shape may be similar but each in a unique work of love & art from the beginning to the end.
Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway, Abingdon, VA
Cabin Creek Musical Instruments, Mouth of Wilson, VA
Holston Mountain Artisans (formerly The Cave House), Abingdon VA
By Appointment Only
From Abingdon - Route 58 - first road to left (Cabin Creek Road)past Mt. Roger School. From other direction it is the first right past Grayson Highland State Park entrance. Go 1/3 of a mile to Baker's Branch and turn right. Dead ends at Cabin Creek Musical Instruments.