Whetstone guitars and ukuleles harken to an era past when old world hand craftsmanship was central to the construction of any fine instrument. The Whetstone guitars and ukuleles that we carry at Maple Leaf Music are hand-made with loving care and quality tonewoods in Scott Hausmann’s Brattleboro Vermont based workshop. His guitars are known for displaying a strong voice that is woody and clear, and professional set-ups that make them really fun to play. His soprano ukuleles are patterned after the old Martin ukes from the early 30′s, these little ones have radiused fingerboards, arched backs, and lightning fast necks. In fact, Scott and Christian Glines worked closely during the development of the pattern for this ukulele. Christian took a week off from Maple Leaf Music and worked side by side with Scott and provided a players perspective during the construction phase so these little beauties would shine.
Scott Hausman is a master luthier and has been building instruments in Southern Vermont since 1975. He learned many of his techniques from Michael Gurian, a pioneer of small shop instrument building, while studying guitar making at Marlboro College. He currently directs the Whetstone School of Lutherie where he also teaches the guitar and ukulele building courses.