|Peter Dudley||2005-||Dudley Custom Guitars. Peter Dudley has been making electric guitars since 2005.
“Dudley Custom Guitars began in 2005, when my 9-year-old son and I built our first guitar. I trained and was employed in the 80’s as a furnituremaker with Wendell Castle, the elder statesman of American Studio Furniture, and continue to make one-off furniture as well as guitars. I taught Furniture Design at Parsons School of Design in NYC in the mid-1990’s. I build chambered, lightweight arched-top electric guitars with handcarved tops and necks. Most of my instuments are visually unique, and will not be repeated, making them truly one-of-a-kind.
Dating Peter Dudley guitars
Pictured is “Paint Splatters” serial #019, completed in 2011. The “splatters” are in fact Gaboon Ebony inlays drawn from real paint spills. The guitar is built in Curly Maple and Mahogany, and weighs under 7 lbs.” [Source and images: Peter Dudley, email 8/1/2013]