Andy Powers grew up in a music-loving family in Oceanside, California. At the age of five Andy, the son of a carpenter and his artist wife, had his first workbench and shortly thereafter began playing piano. Andy took up playing the guitar when he was eight. In a house where musical instruments, tools and wood were all readily available, curiosity got the better of him and he began his first attempts at building guitars before the age of ten. With design and sound refinement the instruments began to improve tremendously, and Andy began selling the instruments to customers while he was still a teenager. Having been encouraged by his parents to pursue the arts, he began to explore the world of traditional inlayed art, using his instruments as a canvas.

Andy continued to build while studying music at UCSD, where he graduated with a degree in music with a guitar performance emphasis, and now builds full time in Oceanside, California. Andy Powers personally handles every detail from selecting wood and creating custom inlay, to the final stringing. This attention to detail on every custom instrument exemplifies Andy Powers Instrument Company's commitment to creating fine quality instruments in the tradition of the old masters.


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