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About Tumbleweed guitar

Those who can't play, build. 

I picked up a guitar 40 years ago with dreams of joining a hairband, more groupie affection than I could handle, and free-flowing fountains of Zima backstage.

The problem was that my skills peaked at week 2, and now that I'm getting old, even those are in decline. 

Tumbleweed Guitar

     My inability to shred did not retard my appreciation for the wabi-sabic, utilitarian beauty of the Fender Telecaster— rather, it enhanced it. I riff on the icon with respect to the original design, but without any bindings of purity.  I let myself go my own way with my saws, rasps, and files.

     Two dozen Teles and Esquires led me to include L.P. Junior-types, basses, a spin on the Danelectro Dead-on-67, and a Rickenbacker-inspired model to my repertoire. 

     As an artist and craftsman, I create pieces that I enjoy, and hope you will, too. 

Thanks for spending time here today. 



Dave Kellum

Tumbleweed Guitar

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