Luthier David Dart learned to build acoustic stringed instruments as a high school student during the mid-1960s. He began working at the Folk Music Center in Claremont, California after high school. Mr. Dart has been a custom instrument maker ever since and has designed & built more than fifty different types of instruments during his career, including guitars, acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, and many more. Notable musicians who play David’s instruments include Ben Harper, David Lindley, and Ed Littlefield.

Check out Fretboard Journal’s profile of David Dart, as well as a recent review of his 42-style D-12.

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