Listen to “11/23/16: Rock Royalty Guitar Builder, Rick Turner of Renaissance Guitars” on Spreaker.

Rick Turner has been repairing, restoring, and building stringed instruments since his high school days in the early 1960s. He formally apprenticed as a luthier in Boston in 1963, played guitar professionally for several years, and then committed to production guitar making in the early 1970s. He has built and repaired instruments for members of Fleetwood Mac, the Grateful Dead, the Police, the Jefferson Airplane, the Who, Led Zeppelin, the Doobie Brothers, the Youngbloods, Men at Work, Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, David Lindley, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Joni Mitchell, the Beach Boys, Ricki Lee Jones, Bela Fleck, and many others. Rick currently runs a small guitar factory in Santa Cruz, California, called “Rick Turner/Renaissance Guitars”.