Craig Hartley Guitars
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Craig Hartley makes acoustic and classical guitars, hammered dulcimers, and mountain dulcimers. He started making mountain dulcimers in 1970 while in graduate school (see photo below) and made and sold them off-and-on until 1980 when focus on his family and 40-year engineering career took over. Now retired, he has rebuilt his shop, attended the Colorado School of Lutherie in Denver (with his son and daughter), and started making instruments again. Most recently he made dreadnaught and OM acoustic guitars, a hammered dulcimer, and is now making classical guitars.