Roger Sadowsky

Roger Sadowsky is a highly respected instrument maker, who has helped redefine the word luthier to include the subtext of brilliant handcrafted design.  His instruments have been played by many of the world’s greatest artists including guitarists Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, Chuck Loeb and bass players Marcus Miller, Will Lee, Rickey Minor, Michael Rhodes, Verdine White and Jason Newsted.  Roger grew up in New York City in the 1950s and recalls his father listening to the big bands and his mom listening to songs from Broadway musicals. These early influences were the roots of his passion for music, which was kick-jumped by playing guitar in the spring of his junior year in college, learning to fingerpick by playing Gordon Lightfoot and Paul Simon tunes.

Interview Date:
January 19, 2016
Job Title:
Sadowsky Guitars

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