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I was born and raised on an avocado ranch in Carpinteria, California. The ranch has been my family’s home for over 100 years. I feel such a sense of place there that I still have “Carp,” as we affectionately call it, on my guitar labels.


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About Me

I am a retired Christian Minister. I am privileged to be married to Julie, and to be Dad and Grandad to our family.

I have been building guitars for 43 years. I am not prolific but I am consistent! I am accomplished in building both classical and steel-string guitars. I also build dulcimers and ‘ukuleles.

My classical guitars are based on the 1937 Hauser that Segovia owned, or on a proprietary bracing system I have developed that I call my Estrella model.


My steel strings are mostly based on classic Martin models with my own modifications. All wood is top-grade and well dried. I am fortunate to have acquired, over the years, a lovely inventory of a variety of woods.


I am always up for a conversation about guitars and would be happy to discuss a commission with you. Here's where to get in touch with me.


Thanks for stopping by, and may God bless you richly!

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Just For Fun...

My friend, Bill Givens wrote this song called the "Dave Bianchin Guitars Jingle" and I thought it would be fun to share it with you.

All credit goes to him and the wonderful musicians I'm honored to build instruments for!

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