Everett Guitars

everett with handmade guitarKent "Carlos" Everett began his love of building guitars in 1977, and has had a guitar in the works ever since.
He is primarily self-taught. "I have learned a lot from many different people. Does that mean I am self-taught? The two people who have influenced me the most are: Devon Bogue for teaching me the meaning of craftsmanship; and Wade Lowe for teaching me that it is OK to be passionate about your work."
During the 1980's, Everett worked for and later owned the premier repair shop in Atlanta: the Atlanta Guitar Works.


After the 50 hour week of repair and restoration, Kent still found evening and weekend time to follow his passion for building. "My goal was to reach a point where I could actually build guitars during the daytime." Building approximately 10 instruments annually, he built a variety of archtop, semi-hollow, solid-body electrics, acoustics, Dobros, mandolins, and in
1988 received a patent for his popular electric guitar design.

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Toward the end of the 1980's, Everett began building more and more and repairing less and less. In 1990
he closed the Guitar Works and opened Everett Guitars, a one man shop dedicated to
building high-end acoustic guitars.

(Please note : The current Atlanta Guitar Works has no relation to our old shop.
Although I am sure they do fine work; they have not trained with me. I am not connected with them.)


By the mid 1990's Everett Guitars had grown to an annual output of 54 guitars with dealers across the United States, Germany, and Japan. A lot of guitars for one guy!

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1992 - Everett Transitional Armbevel -
a little ahead of it's time.
" The original idea came from the great Grit Laskin. I asked Grit's permission when
I built this guitar for the Indigo Girls.
My addition to the idea was simply the smoother transition ..."

Would you like to visit the old shop? Click here. (1990 - 2001).

In the year 2000, Everett started offering a guitar that was built in concert with the famed Terada Factory in Japan. The Laurel Series. Each Laurel was sent to the Everett Workshop in Atlanta where it was completed. 128 Laurels were built over a 3 year period.
"We completed the Laurel Series in 2003.
If you are one of the lucky ones to own a Laurel,
you know the great guitar that is sitting on your knee."

Click here: Laurel Series for more information about the Laurels.

In 2003, K.Carlo decided to ramp down the 60 (plus) hours of weekly workshop time.
With a more reasonable work load, he dedicated his time to building 20 high end guitars annually.

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2004 - Everett - cutaway bevel.
(custom ordred classical guitar)

" I am proud to see that my style arm bevel and cutaway bevel
are becoming accepted by more of today's guitar builders. Yahoo! "

 

Amazing Everett History (and good deed from buyer and seller).
Jan 16, 2010
Bebo Norman auctions his Everett Laurel series for Haiti Relief
$51,100 at closing.



2016
Building Joy for People

" During 1980s and 1990s, I developed my reputation and skills.
We worked many guitar shows, spent thousands on advertising,
and never less than the 50 hour week in the shop.
In the 2000s I simply built guitars for people.
I ended the advertising and stopped showing up for the big guitar shows.
I had plenty of orders and shifted my focus to completing those orders ,
teaching advanced guitar building classes, and working to keep everyone happy.

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Today.
The market is shifting, there are more individual luthiers than ever.
And I think that is a fantastic thing.
You might even see me at the occasional guitar show, but this time just for fun.
I enjoy showing the new builders, clients, and friends the work I have have dedicated nearly 40 years to develop.
I am blessed with wonderful people still asking for my guitars.

As long as I feel that I am building joy,
I will continue to build the best quality guitars I can.
"





"I'd like to thank the following talented people who play and enjoy my guitars:

Brad Paisley
Amy Ray (Indigo Girls)
Don Conoscenti
Bebo Norman
Kristian Bush (Billy Pilgrim, Sugarland)
Matthew Kahler
Shawn Mullins

Pat Buchanan (Nashville guitar studio ace)
David Wilcox
John Beltzer (Songs of Love)
Rich Williams (Kansas - the band)
Frank Rogers (Nashville - ace producer)
Hank Berumen
Keith Gehle


... and so many more. Thanks!"

 

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Click on Mr. Everett's
head to see him with hair.
Everett Guitars does not pay or compensated for endorsments.
If you see an artsit playing an Everett, it is because he / she actually likes the guitar.


Here is a short list of current Everett Guitar Press.

For a few comments from Everett Guitar customers please visit Harmony Central.

Also if you are looking at a preowned Everett, here is the Pricing & Model History.

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Our Hero - Today

For those of you with an Everett, I hope you enjoy your guitar everytime
you pick it up and put it on your knee.
For those of you new to my guitars, I look forward to hearing from you and
including you in our guitar family.
Thanks so much.

35th Anniversary Photo Tour
Gee - it is already time for the 40th Anniversary!


If you are looking at a preowned Everett, here is the Pricing & Model History.

 

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