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Guitar Repair and Building Program Instructors

• David Vincent

David Vincent has worked full time in string instrument repair, and building guitars and mandolins, since 1978. He worked for E.M Short’s Guitars and the Wichita Violin Shop from 1978 to 1984. He moved to Red Wing in 1984 to become the instructor for both guitar and violin instrument repair, as well as guitar and mandolin construction.

In his own words:

"My two greatest influences as a builder and repair person have been the many fine, vintage instruments I’ve gotten to work on, and my students, whose imagination, fresh approach, and on occasion, mistakes, have taught me many great lessons.

"My personal philosophy towards my work is perhaps best summarized by a quote from the comedian George Burns, 'Good, better, best, Never let it rest, Get your good better, and your better best.' "

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David Vincent
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