Herbert David

Herbert David was often called upon when a guitar needed repair – especially when the guitar belonged Eric Clapton. Still, guitar repair was only a part of his business. Herb enjoys making “odd ball instruments” as he calls them, and was hired by the Smithsonian to create an ancient instrument they did not have in their collection but wanted to display as a special exhibit.  What becomes clear in watching his NAMM Oral History interview is his passion for musical instruments!  Herb passed away at the age of 89 in July of 2020.


Interview Date:
July 24, 2005
Date of Birth:
April 12, 1931
Deceased Date:
July 25, 2020
Job Title:
Herbert David Guitars

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