Used 2013 Darren Hippner
Here is your chance to own a very nice handmade guitar for under 3000. This guitar has a sweet and balanced tone and has excellent playability.
Back and Sides: Solid Brazilian Rosewood
Finish: French Polish.
Bone nut and saddle with Dovetail neck joint
Please Note: Besides minor nicks from normal use, this guitar has twoc dents on the bottom side of the bridge, which was damage caused from changing strings. It also has a circular scratch on the back. However, this guitar has been fully inspected by a luthier and is in stable and working condition. This guitar is in our Portland location and can be shown by appointment.
About Darren Hippner Darren has been a professional luthier building guitars full time since 1994. As of 2012 his total production is over 700 guitars.
He comes from a family of carpenters & cabinet makers and is a 4th generation carpenter/cabinet maker. His great grandfather emigrated to America from Germany working as a carpenter & cabinet maker. Both his grandfather and father were home-builders & cabinet makers so it was natural for Darren to learn the fundamentals of woodworking.
Having an interest in music he was attracted to the classical guitar and one day had an idea to build one for himself. As fortune would have it, he discovered a luthier nearby who was originally trained as a violin maker in Europe and then emigrated to America. Being a master luthier he successfully transitioned to guitar making. Darren was in his workshop admiring his fine guitars, asking questions how to make them and listening attentively as this master generously shared his knowledge & techniques.
He went home and replicated this luthier's guitar on his own for his first guitar. After returning to show the master his new guitar Darren was encouraged to continue building. The master explained that rather than copying other luthier's guitars it's better to create your own original ideas. Darren made the decision to become a guitar maker and began his long journey on the path of becoming a master luthier himself. Being self-taught, he gained valuable knowledge over the years by collecting, playing and studying fine Spanish and flamenco guitars. In this way the old masters served as his teachers. After perfecting classical & flamenco guitars, he began building acoustic steel strings.
His custom guitars include a wide variety such as Torres, Hauser, Ramirez & Fleta models, 8-String guitars, double top and lattice braced classical's, acoustic dreadnaught's, parlour & 12-Strings. He uses a wide variety of premium tonewoods. His excellent knowledge and collection of premium domestic & exotic tonewoods helps set his guitars apart from the crowd.
Darren's guitars are owned worldwide. A prolific builder with a very strong work ethic, he continues to learn and perfect his techniques always striving to make better instruments. He lives in Point Roberts, Washington. A very small island peninsula off the North West coast of Washington State and bordering Canada. It's a very quiet and isolated location which affords him the opportunity to focus entirely on his craft of building guitars.