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.
We are located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, in an old farmhouse and 100-yr-old barn.

Dating Peter Dudley guitars
Every instrument is hand-engraved with a serial number (starting with #001), the year, and my signature. Several instruments say “Peter and Jasper Dudley”, because he helped on those guitars. I have engraved my signature “P. S. Dudley” and the date on my furniture and other artworks since 1986. Most individual instruments are visible on my website: I also have Dudley Custom Guitars pages on Facebook and Tumblr.
My instruments have been published in Premier Guitar Magazine, featured at the Montreal Guitar Festival, and purchased for the musical instrument collection of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.
My instruments are unique in that they bear no logo besides their distinctive headstock shape and trademark double-cutaway body outline.

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]