Handcrafted in the
Heart of the Rockies

We live, work, and play in the Arkansas River headwaters area, Salida, Colorado.  It is here in the "heart of the rockies"  where the river exits the mountains to begin its journey east.


Salida is a great vacation spot for the whole family.  Come for a visit and enjoy the mountains, river rafting, art, fishing, skiing, and more. We have the best mix of Colorado.

Our retail / working shop is located in historic downtown Salida. Come by for a visit, try out some instruments and take a peek in the shop to see how we make 'em. 

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Meet The Team

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Guitar maker Jeff Bamburg gained international recognition with Bamburg Guitars. He is the creator of the MT neck design and brings his knowledge and expertise to the crafting, voicing and finishing of each Rocky Mountain Guitar.

Jeff also enjoys fly fishing and moto touring Colorado's backroads.

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Kurt Snyder of Kutthroat Stringworks has a passion for the Colorado backcountry and for crafting fine instruments. He does the sourcing, harvesting and milling of tonewoods for each of his one-off creations.


If he's not in the mountains or the shop, you may find him performing with his band Old Mose in one of Salida's local venues. 



Josh Smith is a musician, artist, craftsman and all around talented guy. His organizational and problem solving skills keep production running smoothly. He also lends his creativity to product development.


Heck, we think he can do just about anything so we call him Josh Almighty!