Burner Guitars began in the summer of 2008 after Paul and Kyle took a week-long trip to Saylorsburg, PA and built two acoustic guitars under the guidance of master luthier Kevin Gallagher of Omega Guitars. Their natural talent and comfort with wood found them desiring to take what they had learned during their time with Kevin and expand it to building guitars of their own design.
To chronicle their love of the process they posted photos of their builds on a web community called the Acoustic Guitar Forum. It was on this forum that their skills were noticed and they were encouraged to 1) continue their process of becoming luthiers and 2) sell their guitars.
It was the positive feedback they received on their first 3 guitars that has set this dream in motion. Paul and Kyle would like to personally thank Kevin Gallagher and the community of guitar builders on the OLF (Official Luthier’s Forum) for giving them the guidance they needed to become better builders with each new guitar project.
6/25/2010 Update: It is with great sadness that I bring word that our friend and mentor Kevin Gallagher has passed away after a short bout with pancreatic cancer. We will truly miss his friendship and willingness to ALWAYS go the extra mile to answer any question we might have about any aspect of guitar building.