Jeffrey Elliott is one of the guitar world’s most respected luthiers, hand-crafting acoustic guitars for renowned guitar players for over 50 years.

“I always loved the sound of the guitar … I have about 300 guitars with my name on it,” says Elliott.

Master classical guitarist Julian Bream has commissioned a Jeffrey Elliott handmade original. Leo Kottke, Ralph Towner, Scott Kritzer and many other jazz, folk and classical musicians play these beautiful sounding and beautiful looking instruments.

Master luthier Jeffrey Elliott sands down the neck of one of the many custom guitars he makes for musicians around the world. 

Master luthier Jeffrey Elliott sands down the neck of one of the many custom guitars he makes for musicians around the world. 

Courtesy Beth Federici

“I’m really happy that I found this guitar … their guitars exude quality of construction and quality of sounds,” says classical guitarist Scott Kritzer.

With a long waiting list, and a wood vault that holds the future of his creations, Elliott has plenty to do, working side by side with his longtime partner and guitar finisher Cyndy Burton.

And the sublime sounds of classical and jazz guitar music are all the better because of it.