Galloup Studios

Strength In Numbers

Some of the world’s finest guitar makers were trained at Galloup Guitars. Collectively, they have worked on many projects. Each luthier is encouraged to make their personal line of guitars that we all contribute to. This has become known as Galloup Studios. 

The Mission

mission (noun) mis.sion; an important goal or purpose that is accompanied by strong conviction; a calling or vocation.

Our vision was to deliver a world class musical instrument paired with a personalized chair that incorporates the classic mission designs by furniture maker A.J. Forbs.

The back of the chair’s glass was etched with half of the guitar’s art work so the expression is not complete until the two are together. This is the beauty with the mission’s design.

Contributors

  • The Mission Chair: Zachary Balwinski, Tyler Robbins, Bryan Galloup
  • The Mission Guitar: Bryan Galloup, Tyler Robbins
  • Designs: Bryan Galloup, Zachary Balwinski, Tyler Robbins
  • CAD: Mathew Van Arnam
  • CNC: Mathew Van Arnam
  • Photos: Gry Rick
  • Shop: Galloup Guitars

Hibiscus

It is no mystery Tyler Robbins views the guitar world in a different light. Additionally, he understands what opportunities technology has to offer.

Tyler’s eye for design is unique at all levels but most importantly, his guitars sound as good as they look.

The concept for this guitar was so popular, he has had many requests to replicate its concepts.

Contributors

  • Luthier: Tyler Robbins
  • Designs: Tyler Robbins, Tom Dalia
  • CAD: Tom Dalia
  • CNC: Tom Dalia
  • Photos: Tyler Robbins
  • Shop: Galloup Guitars

Deco Nouveau

Art Deco, Frank Lloyd Wright and guitars all seem to go together. Art Nouveau (new art), that refers to the totality of everything from this time period, has made an impression on many instrument makers.  

Bryan’s spin is “Deco Nouveau” or (new deco) that has combined many aspects of Deco designs, architecture and the Galloup team’s*** twist.

Traditionally, Bryan’s guitars are not highly embellished,*** with builds following the Deco Nouveau approach with slight changes so no two guitars are alike. Other times, the team likes to push the boundaries.

Contributors

  • Luthiers: Bryan Galloup, Tyler Robbins
  • Desings: Bryan Galloup, Tyler Robbins, Matt Van Arnam
  • CAD: Matt Van Arnam
  • CNC: Matt Van Arnam
  • Photos: Tyler Robbins
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Benjamin Kahler

Ben is one of the more talented young Luthiers on the scene who has made a positive impression on our guitar making community. He has contributed to many projects in the Galloup shop. Ben’s personal line of guitars are unique in every aspect with a style all their own.

The TKT 17” features an Alaskan Sitka spruce top, European maple back, sides and neck. Other appointments are ebony trim and components with a few special features under the hood.

The setting “Night Burst” on a red foundation was a nice touch for this unique build.

Contributors

  • Luthier: Ben Kahler
  • Desings: Ben Kahler
  • CAD: Ton Dalia
  • CNC: Tom Dalia
  • Photos: Tyler Robbins
  • Shop: Galloup Guitars

Mokume Gane

(木目金) is a Japanese metalworking procedure which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns; the term is also used to refer to the resulting laminate itself.

Currently, Sam makes his personal line of finger style guitars “Guidry Guitars” and works independently from his home shop in** Rogers Heights, MI.

Contributors

  • Luthier: Sam Guidry
  • Designs: Sam Guidry
  • CAD: Tom Dalia
  • CNC: Tom Dalia
  • Photos: Tyler Robbins
  • Shop: Galloup Guitars

Zack Balwinski

Zack Balwinski became one of the finest Luthiers to work in the Galloup Studios and was* responsible for many of the most unique works including “The Mission”. Zack is currently working with Russll Olmstead at Northeast Guitars in Grand Rapids, MI.

Contributors

  • Luthier: Zack Balwinski
  • CAD: Matt Van Arnam
  • CNC: Matt Van Arnam
  • Photos: Tyler Robbins
  • Shop: Galloup Guitars

If you have any questions, please contact us at; bryan@galloupguitars.com or 1-800-278-0089

Galloup Guitars, 10840 Northland Drive, Big Rapids Michigan 49307 – phone 1-231-796-5611 – 1-800-278-0089, www.galloupguitars.com – bryan@galloupguitars.com -Copyright © 2022 Galloup guitars, All Rights Reserved