A message from Stephen Ziegenfuss:
Welcome to Ziegenfuss Guitars. Currently, ‘we’ are a one man operation. I started building in the closet of the spare bedroom in my first apartment. The early days were simple and fun. I just built guitars for friends and family. Now that I have bought a home, and have a family, the guitar building operation is a bit more of a production. I am focused on developing instruments that will withstand time, providing joy and inspiration to the players in whose hands they find themselves.
It is hard to describe the joy that I take in building guitars. It is something bigger than me, designed by a Creator infinitely greater than me. The sound of a freshly strung guitar coming out of my shop is a special measure of grace. Guitar building is a consistent part of my day. I am a full time systems engineer for a defense technology firm, but I am usually doing something guitar related before work, over lunch, and after the kids goes to bed. My beautiful wife truly supports my work, and often offers her creative inputs. She is also very gracious in how time often gets away from me when I am in my shop – gently coming to stairs and asking if I was planning on coming up to hang with her for a while. All in all, I have it pretty good as a guitar builder and am truly blessed to part of the guitar building community.
I think that it will be a perpetual thing – not being ‘happy’ so to speak with my work. There is just so much to learn, so many things that I can do better. One thing that I am truly secure in, is the fact that if you decide to order a guitar from me, you will have me standing behind my work. That is why I offer a lifetime guarantee on materials and workmanship. If you take care of the guitar, it will take care of you…and if it fails for some reason, I will take care of it, at no further cost.
Thanks for visiting my site, and feel free to call me or send me an email.
-Stephen Ziegenfuss, Paula, Bryleigh, and Leeland
Click HERE to visit the Ziegenfuss Guitars and be sure to check out Guitar Villa for the latest instruments!