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Instruments currently built in Santa Cruz, CA. Distributed by Rick Turner Guitars of California. Previously built in Topanga, CA.
Luthier Rick Turner was one of the original three partners that formed Alembic in 1970. In 1978, he left Alembic to form Turner Guitars, and opened a workshop in 1979 in Novato, California. Although artists such as Lindsey Buckingham favored TurnerĀ“s guitars, the company was closed in 1981. TurnerĀ“s records show that approximately 130 instruments were built during that time period (1979-1981).
As well as building instruments, Rick Turner has written countless columns on guitar building, repairs, and products profiles in guitar magazines. Turner reopened his guitar shop in 1989, and now offers a range of instruments.
Please refer to the Renaissance section in this text for more information on these models manufactured by Rick Turner.

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