About Me

My name is Andrew. I’m a local luthier who graduated from Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in 2009. Since then, I’ve worked for Precision Guitar as a master technician, studied under Michael Collins (gypsy jazz guitar builder extraordinaire), and then taught gypsy jazz lutherie and french polishing courses locally at Roberto-Venn. Currently, I operate Phoenix Fret Works from my home, build custom acoustic, electric, and gypsy jazz guitars, and continue to teach French Polishing courses at Roberto-Venn.


My shop is in the backyard of my home, so the morning/afternoon commute is quite nice. I have been at this location in central Phoenix since 2013. It started out as a one-car detached garage and I have slowly expanded it to more than double the size. It is always a work in progress. I feel very fortunate integrating my work and home into one space. I think it makes for an inviting space for everyone. Though I work alone, you may get the chance to meet my fellow luthier friends who stop by to use the shop on occasion.