Intro to Two Old Hippies Guitar lines
All ‘Dem Hippie Guitars…
My name is Bill Neale. As guitar manager for Two Old Hippies Nashville store, I am privileged to have the opportunity of buying guitars for both locations (Nashville and Aspen) and developing relationships with the finest luthiers in the world. Some of these artisans include George Lowden, Cory Batson, Robin Boucher and Donald and Stephen Gallagher, to name a few. For my first post, I’m going to give you a run down of each builder…
Lowden: George Lowden has been building world class acoustic guitars since the 70’s. He and his small team of luthiers are based in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland and produce some of the most sought after guitars worldwide.
Batson: Cory Batson is based right here in Nashville. His designs are innovative, with craftsmanship that is second to none. One of the unique style differences in Batson guitars versus other acoustic guitar manufacturers is the elimination of the sound hole on the top. They use a side-sound port. Different right? But it works!
Boucher: These beautiful guitars are built in Quebec, Canada in Robin Boucher’s workshop which is located along the St Lawrence river. It’s also interesting to note that Boucher’s shop is surrounded by a forest of Adirondack Spruce. As a result, they have an unlimited supply of high quality wood for their instruments and they also supply Adirondack to many guitar manufacturers throughout the world.
Donald and Stephen Gallagher: Gallagher Guitars have been building limited quantities of high quality acoustic instruments since 1965 in Wartrace, Tennessee. (As you may be able to tell by now, we like to support Tennessee builders when possible). Gallagher is known for the Doc Watson Model and we are excited to be their exclusive dealer in Nashville.
That’s about it for now, folks… Next time I will discuss Two Old Hippies brands, Breedlove and Bedell and will have some exciting updates being that the NAMM show (National Association of Musical Merchants) has just concluded.