John Bolzenius - Columbus Open Studio & Stage


Welcome to Guitar House Workshop, a home for artists who love music making. Our repair shop and instrument store serves as the studio for guitar makers John Bolzenius and Josh Wydick, and as painting studio/gallery for artist Linda Langhorst. We host a busy lesson program taught by several talented central Ohio musicians. Together, we are a community of artists, musicians, and artisans who consider music making a central part of the human experience.


Luthier: builder of fretted instruments



John’s expertise is derived from considerable and diverse musical experience. He apprenticed and worked under J. Thomas Davis, Guitar Maker before opening his own business. An accomplished musician, as well as a repair and restoration specialist, his instrument building is influenced by these perspectives as well.


I approach custom building instruments as an art form. I find real satisfaction in crafting a beautiful object that encourages the personal expression of another artist. But as a musician myself, I know that my instrument must be more than fine looking. It must enhance the eventual owners musical experience.

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