Preservation Guitar Company

Preservation Guitar Company on the influence of 20th century luthiery and building her own tools

Located in Arkansas, Aviva Pilgrim hand builds each instrument from her intimate workshop with a focus on methods and designs inspired by the early 1900s. Here, she discusses the influence her old-time string band has on her luthiery, being a female guitar maker and ensuring each instrument has a personal touch, from consultations with every customer to hand printing the label inside the body.