Gary Vail - Luthier Of Vail Guitars
My name is Gary G. Vail. My first priority is to be a man of
integrity and bring honor and glory to Jesus Christ in all that I
do. I am fully committed to serving my wife June and my three sons
Isaiah, Nathaniel, and Jesse. Last but not least is my passion for
building fine handcrafted acoustic guitars.
My love affair with the guitar began around the age of ten. One
Sunday afternoon I was totally consumed with my first construction
project, a two story tree house. Later that same evening I watched
in amazement the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show. From then
on my life would always revolve, in one way or another, around wood
Fast forward through the years and I have become a master carpenter
and owner of my own construction company. I still enjoy singing and
playing the guitar at occasional gigs. During the 1990 s' I started
to utilize my carpentry skills to do maintenance and basic guitar
repairs for my self and friends.
Eventually my passion to build fine handcrafted guitars led me to
study with George Morris at Vermont Instruments. George is a very
talented teacher who prior to starting his own school taught for
Charles Fox at Guitar Research and Design.
In conclusion, the best reference I can offer is when you hear,
feel, and see the quality of my guitars, you will want to make your
next purchase a Vail guitar.