Tradition 1998- Tradition Guitars was founded in 1998 by music industry veteran Jim Matthews in a horse barn in Indiana. Tradition Guitars was formed to offer the highest quality instrument for an affordable price to the independent dealer.

Tragedy struck in 2004 when Tradition lost its founder. Jim Matthews’ family and partners continue the story.

Tradition guitars catalogs

Tradition 2010 catalog

Tradition 2011 catalog [Source: Rusty Bickford, Tradition Guitars, Inc email 2/12/2011]

Image courtesy Kevin Kelly, email 8 April 2014.