Frank Finocchio has been building fine guitars for over 25 years, specializing in acoustic flat top, classical and arch top instruments. Frank is also nationally and internationally known as a teacher in the art of lutherie and restoration. During the past 20 years, well over 400 students have passed through his 7-day, hands-on workshop. He currently hosts hands-on workshops four times a year in his fully equipped studio/workshop.
Frank began his career as a machinist for 25 years. He was asked to bring expertise to Martin Guitar. He was employed there for 9 years. He was a process engineer at the Martin Guitar company, where he streamlined many of the now used steps in the making of Martin Guitars, as well as being the major contributor in the development of the patented process for the making of the DXM Guitar. He was a very active particpant in the research and development team. During his employ he procured exotic woods for resale and production guitars; he managed Guitar Makers Connection and tutored countless customers on the art of Guitar Making.
His workshop/studio is tucked away in the heart of historic Easton, Pennsylvania, in a restored 19th Century carriage house with two large studio work areas. It is easily accessible from Philadelphia and New York City.