Shown above are, Left to Right, Nate Lee, Alan Munde, Chuck Lee and Elliott Rogers. Chuck enjoyed spending time with 3/5ths of the Alan Munde Gazette when they stopped in for a shop visit.
Hi, Stan A. Williams, Texas Highways Magazine photographer and musician here. I recently had the good fortune to both come up with the idea of a story about Texas stringed instrument makers and go photograph them at their craft. I … Read More
Here Chuck is bending brass for a brass hoop to go under our Dobson style tone ring. The gadget he’s using is called a Ring Roller. We do as many steps in-house that we can. The building process includes what … Read More
…..There are jigs for gluing dowel sticks in the shop bathroom…..Children wander in and out of the shop on various missions…..Family secrets and trade secrets are one and the same…..When you need a model for a special inlay project, the … Read More
We interrupt Chuck Lee on assembly day to ask him a few important questions. Tammy: Chuck, tell me, what kind of tuners are you installing? Chuck: Well, my dear, these are patented, 4:1 geared planetary Peghed tuners (pegheds.com)! Similar to … Read More
Chuck Lee guitars? Well, I hope so! I’ve been suggesting to Chuck that he should build some guitars for several years. And he has been pondering. When a few weeks ago he started staying up most of the night studying … Read More
This image in the shop tells us it’s time to ship banjos! Our banjos ship to any of 12 U.S. music dealers, or to a customer who has ordered a custom. We love to have visitors in our shop, but … Read More