David Schramm

David Schramm

"David Schramm is the son of a college business professor and an artist. At an early age he began musical studies of the violin, piano, trumpet, trombone, and baritone horn. Growing up he built his own toys out of wood and had a fascination with wood carving.

"I received a lot of encouragement from artist who played those first guitars." Those artist include Ron Purcell, Ron Borczon, Greg Newton, Paul McGuffin, Ted Owens, Ruben Delgado, Scott Montgomery, Jordan Charnofsky, Keith Calmes, Trevin Pinto,Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Oscar Ghiglia, Scott Tennant, Bill Kanengiser, Nikita Koshkin, Rico Stover, David Russell, Anatoliy Olshanskiy, Vladimir Ustinov, and Michael Chapdelaine. It was Mr. Chapdelaine's comment that helped me to make the decision to go from hobby builder to professional. He said, "David, I think you found your niche!" From that day on I have been making my living building classical and flamenco guitars.

"I am basically self taught. In the early days I spent countless hours reading and studying everything I could find about instrument making. I've designed and built hundreds of guitars on my cerebral drawing board. That type of mental preplay is very important. I've been fortunate to have developed friendships with such notable luthiers as John and William Gilbert and Jose Oribe who have been very helpful and supportive of my work."

Mr. Schramm now lives in Clovis, California with his wife and two daughters. Besides building guitars he teaches beginning guitar part time at Fresno City College, gives lectures on guitarmaking, and is an active member of the Fresno Central Seventh Day Adventist Church Men's Chorus."

-David Schramm

Visit his website here: http://www.schrammguitars.com

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