Luthier Instructor

Clifford Smith

Clifford Smith has been building, modifying, and repairing guitars, basses, lap steels, mandolins, banjos, cuatros, ouds, shahi baajas, and even hindustani slide guitars for eleven years. Clifford is a graduate of Roberto Venn School of Luthery in Phoenix, AZ, and worked for both Paul Reed Smith Guitars and Sam Ash Music. His notable clients include Jose Feliciano, Rex Fowler (Aztec Two Step), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Dodi Petit (Enchanted Forest & The Untouchable), Michael Carlotto, and Charley Drayton (Keith Richards, Neil Young, Bob Dylan)