Many acoustic guitar players are only really familiar with the common production line and custom guitars from the major manufacturers, such as Gibson, Martin, Ibanez, Yamaha, Taylor, Takamine and more that have become house hold names. But it’s worthwhile being aware of what others are out there. So today I thought I’d write a short article to bring awareness to one of the other great guitarmakers out there.
Jim Olson has been making guitars since 1977, he has made guitars for James Taylor, Phil Keaggy, David Wilcox, Graham Nash, Lou Reed, Al Petteway, Sting, Leo Kottke, the list is much longer, but that will give you an idea of the standard of guitar we are talking about.
Although great guitar players have natrural in built music within them, a good instrument makes a difference. Currently I don’t own an Olson but it’s on my list of things to do at some point.
To go to Jim’s site go to Olson Guitars
I will be posting about different guitar makers on a regular basis that I like because it is important if you are a guitar player to have an awareness of what is happening in the guitar industry at a high level.
Please note, this is not an ad. If you are a regular reader of my site, you would know that I love acoustic guitar.
To hear Phil Keaggy on an Olson check out this Phil Keaggy youtube