Michael Rosen
Special Millwork
Seattle, Washington
Seattle Work
Baltimore Work


From 1999 through 2004, I was an instructor at the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, in Phoenix, Arizona. They teach people from all over the US, and many foreign countries, how to build and repair guitars.

As well as teach, I also handled much of the purchasing, built lots of jigs and fixtures, repaired tools and equipment, kept the shop supplied with whatever we needed next, fixed the computers, wrote database programming, kept the building manual updated... I stayed busy. And in my spare time (hah!) I took the pictures, administered the website, and put together the digital yearbook. Heck, it beat looking for a real job!


Here are some of the instruments that I've built. Click on a picture for a larger view.

12string2.JPG (106566 bytes) Dreadnought, 12-string guitar

Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top

Baritone ukulele

Koa back sides, and top

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walnut6.jpg (53240 bytes) OM guitar

Walnut back and sides, cedar top

OM guitar, Venetian cutaway

Indian rosewood back and sides, cedar top

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mikeslp.jpg (50288 bytes) "Les Paul, Jr." style electric

Mahogany back, flame maple top


I got to travel around a little, too. Click on the banner to see some pics of my trip to Ukefest West.