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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 build spins on the icon with respect to the original design but without bindings of purity.  

An over-familiarity with Teles and Esquires led me to include L.P. Junior-types, basses, a riff 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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