Josh Williams Guitars

​The Luthier

My love of working with my hands came from my father, who was a skilled craftsman and allowed me to work alongside him as I grew up.  Then, I developed a passion for guitars and searched for a way to bring the two together.  I found and attended the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery where I learned practical and theoretical training in the creation and repair of both acoustic and electric guitars. 

I graduated from the five-month, intense program at Roberto-Venn and worked diligently to sharpen my skills in design, detailing and finish work.  Then, a well-known and respected repair shop in San Diego, The Blue Guitar, hired me.  During my time there, I met and apprenticed under Yuris Zeltins, an incredible, highly respected luthier known around the world.  His knowledge of over 30 years in the study of French polishing and his specialization in classical and flamenco guitars influenced me in ways I had never imagined.    

I’m taking the immeasurable information from these experiences and now build and repair in Oceanside, California.  I personally handle every step in the building process, from picking out the wood to carving the braces, spraying the finish to the final set up.   Keeping with the traditional way allows me to pay attention to every little detail in every custom instrument.  


Tools are only as good as the people using them, and tone is only as good as the materials being used.  We believe in shaping and refining each detail to provide comfort, and maximizing tone on each guitar to inspire every player. Here, we select only the highest quality exotic and domestic tone-woods.



In order to build an instrument that has the right feel and tone, We believe in asking the players what they want, instead of just selling them what we build.

 

Our mission is to support and inspire musicians to do what they do best, and be a huge part of their musical journey.



"JOSH WILLIAMS GUITARS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER GUITAR BRAND, IT'S A MAN ON A MISSION TO BUILD SOMETHING THAT WILL NOT ONLY INSPIRE YOU BUT ENLIGHTEN YOUR MUSICAL TASTEBUDS.

IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT QUALITY THEN YOU'VE FOUND THE RIGHT GUY, NO EXPENSE IS SPARED WHILE BUILDING THESE FINE INSTRUMENTS. THERE ARE MANY FANTASTIC PLAYERS ALL SUPPORTING THE MAN BEHIND THE JWG LOGO, including ONE OF THE WORLDS MOST INSPIRING MUSICIANS, Nigel Hendroff.
THE SEARCH FOR YOUR DREAM GUITAR STOPS HERE, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. IT'S MORE THAN JUST A GUITAR, IT'S A GUITAR MADE BY A MAN WHO ACTUALLY UNDERSTANDS YOU, FEELS YOUR PASSION AND WANTS NOTHING MORE THAN TO BE A HUGE PART OF YOUR MUSICAL JOURNEY."      - A.T.

        


 

Nigel Hendroff - Hillsong Worship Director

Josh Williams Guitars   Menifee, CA. 92584  (760)822-9096  josh@joshwilliamsguitars.com