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Thorell Fine Guitars - Frank Vignola, Legato, Gianina, Corina, and Sweet E Models

Frank Vignola and his Thorell "FV" Guitar

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:



Below are pictures of five of Ryan Thorell's guitar models and links to a number of others.
Luthiers are an amazingly dedicated and talented group of people.
I hope you enjoy some of Ryan's creations!

Thorell Guitars Website:
Thorell Guitars Blog

Frank Vignola shows his Thorell Guitar:
Frank Vignola compliments Ryan and his Thorell Guitars at the JazzSLC Concert Series 11/15/2010:
Frank Vignola demonstrates two new Thorell "FV" Guitars:
Jazz Guitar Forum on FV Guitar:      
Frank Vignola demonstrates his Thorell "Gianina" nylon string guitar:
Frank Vignola's introduction to his TrueFire Course "Inversion Excursion" using his Thorell "FV" Guitar:
3 Videos about Frank and more in his "Video Gallery":

Six recent releases from Frank Vignola playing his Thorell "FV" Guitar:
1. "Frank 'N' Dawg - Melody Monsters":,4242/Frank-N-Dawg-mp3...
3. "100 Years of Django":
4. "Looking Up":
5. "Standards":
6. "Franklynn Swing" 
Links to many other Frank Vignola CD's:
***Many More Great Videos with Frank and others playing Thorell Guitars:
Links to the incredible 72 minute Woodsongs Concert with Frank Vignola and  Tommy Emmanuel:
Video Version - (It may take several minutes to download this 72 min. incredible concert but it is well worth the wait!) 
Audio Version -

Another great Frank Vignola Concert sponsered by Thorell Guitars and JazzSLC here in Salt Lake City on October 2, 2011 at the famous Capitol Theater: 

Other outstanding musicians playing Thorell Guitars: 
Austin Weyand plays a Thorell "Corina" Guitar:
Joshua Payne plays a Thorell "Grand Custom" Archtop:
JD Moffat plays a Thorell "Sweet E" Guitar:
Keven Johansen plays a Thorell "Sweet E" Guitar:
Bill Inverso plays a Thorell "Legato", "Gianina", and "FV" Guitars:
Joe Alfuso plays a Thorell "Sweet E" Guitar:
Vinny Raniolo recently purchased a Thorell "FV" Guitar:
Dr. Steven Johnson plays a Thorell "Gianina" and "Sweet E" Guitars: 
Paul Asbell demonstrates two Thorell Guitars:

Thorell "Legato" Guitar

Other websites to see Thorell Guitars:

Many Incredible Videos of Thorell Guitars being played:

Slideshows of Thorell Guitars:
Thorell Archtops:
Thorell Flattops 
Thorell Electrics: 
Some new Thorell Guitar models in Music Videos:

Pictures of Thorell Guitars and many more picture:

Thorell "Gianina" 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 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:


Thorell "Corina" Guitar:

New Thorell Custom "BlueBurst" Archtop ready to send! -


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