Robert Girdis, Luthier
Winter, 1996

Today, Girdis works out of a small workshop in his home in Seattle. Each guitar he builds is unique. They are built one at a time completely by hand. He builds an average of six a year. His waiting list for custom instruments is currently one year, but he ocassionally builds a spec guitar and one of those may be available to a lucky player. He is currently building a series of his popular "Parlor" guitars, nicknamed "The Sound Cannon," by one overjoyed musician.
Shows and Publications
1979 "Artists in Action," Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle
1981"Anacortes Arts and Crafts Festival," Anacortes, WA
'Northwest Folklife Festival", Seattle, WA
1984 "Music as Art," Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA

'Northwest Folklife Festival," Seattle, WA

"Music Magic," KING TV, Seattle,Washington. "Music Magic," a weekly tv show exploring the world of music. Girdis has a guest appearance demonstrating guitar construction.

Myrtlewood Model B Acoustic with sitka spruce top and gaboon ebony fingerboard inlaid with macassar ebony; black chrome Schaller tuners with ebony buttons.