Frank Vignola is one of the most respected guitarists performing today. His virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Wynton Marsalis, Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitar List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest...stars of the guitar.” - Listen: http://www.acousticguitarcommunity.com/video/frank-vignola-and-vinny-9
Below are pictures of five of Ryan Thorell's guitar models and links to a number of others.
Thorell "FV" Guitar
Ryan Thorell is the owner and master luthier at Thorell Fine Guitars. Ryan lives near Logan, Utah which is a beautiful city, surrounded by mountains, about 90 miles north of Salt Lake City. His website is www.ThorellGuitars.com which we encourage you to visit.
The purpose of this blog is to compile pictures, statements, and links that tell some of his story as he has risen from a young guitar maker to a master luthier. His talent is amazing but even more incredible is his determination to stay up night after night until he has mastered each and every step of his incredible trade. This blog is a tribute not only to him but to others like him who have defied the odds and put in endless hours to make their dreams come true.
Ken & Sondra Thorell
Thorell "Sweet E" Guitar
Chosen for May in the 2009 True Fire "Guitars That Make Us Go Mmmmmm!" Calendar
Downbeat Magazine, August 2010 Review of the "Sweet E" Guitar on page 79:
New Thorell Custom "BlueBurst" Archtop ready to send! - http://thorellguitars.com/2011/12/05/574/