About us


Trevor Binford, master luthier

Trevor was always destined to a life of working with wood. Having been raised in the rustic setting of a log cabin in the Northern Michigan woods surrounded by an abundance of living tone woods, it was inevitable that he should take up luthiery. His journey started in earnest when he began luthiery study in 2006 on Vancouver Island Summit School of Guitar Building and Repair. Excelling in his craft, he was hired out of school to work for the most prestigious jazz archtop guitar builder in the world – Bob Benedetto.

Trevor had the privilege of working, at times, one on one with Bob and fine tuned his luthiery skills to craft simple yet beautiful acoustic instruments. Not mere guitars but works of art made for making beautiful music. "Living in cold climates teaches you patience. The trees themselves take over twice the time to grow. The trees teach you to be patient and take the time to foster and perfect the craft of guitar building. Patience is everything.”

Now calling Onehunga, Auckland his home, New Zealand guitarists are all the better for it.