Hand Crafted in Kona Hawai’i
Custom Guitars and Luthiery Services provided by Paul Suppo
My first guitar build was way, way back in 1978… you do the math. It was a pine body strat-style with humbucker pickups. Ever since then I have been working on my craft. As this is something I really enjoy, there is no such thing as having to go and work; it’s all fun. Starting out building custom guitars for sale in Medford Oregon I have now relocated to beautiful Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i to where I no longer have to dress in layers and bare the cold of winter. This allows my woods and finishes to stabilize sooner.
I continue to be inspired by my great grandfather Jules Suppo who was a world-famous wood carver for places such as Hearst’s Castle and the Monterey Mission; I knew that craftsmanship of a handmade item added a warmth, back story and a personal touch.
As I became older and my skills, patience for detail and precision grew so did my love for creating useful works of art. Each guitar I build is unique in the fact it is hand crafted without the aid of CNC or other automation.
Being Hawaiian kama‘aina, Barefoot Guitars takes pride in featuring woods sourced 100% from Hawai’i from sustainable means. We are proud to say we are of the land and support our brothers.