I build my violins using the pattern of the Guarnerius model. Local maple wood for the entire violin is used except for Sitka spruce for the top and ebony for the fingerboard. Prices start at $800
I repair and setup violins as well as Bow rehairing.
I build Dreadnought size guitars after the classic Martin D28 but with the scalloped soundboard bracing of the Martin HD28.
This scalloped bracing produces rich and booming sound since the top is able to vibrate more in combination with smaller “scalloped out” braces. The Willis guitar also gives off a sweet and balanced harmonics due to this design. The Willis guitar gives more overtones, volume, and bass which is great for bluegrass players and finger-pickers. Pricing starts at $1200
Guitar and violin repair including bow rehairing.
A native of Whitesville, Kentucky. Enjoys making and repairing instruments. One of his Guitars and one of his Violins are at the Owensboro Bluegrass Museum.