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Did you receive a guitar I built for you recently? Sent your guitar in for an extensive restoration? Please share about your experience! Your comments, feedback and suggestions will be greatly appreciated

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luthier contact and visiting info

Visitors are welcome! There is no substitute for playing and evaluating a guitar in person. Calling ahead, to reserve time, is recommended. HOURS: Tues-Fri. 9am–6pm. Sat. 9am–1pm PHONE: 503.261.3942 ADDRESS: 4509 SE 23rd Avenue, Portland, […]

Scraping Guitar Sides Luthier Tsiorba
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Guitar Repair and Restoration Services

Repair and maintenance of a fine classical or flamenco guitar is not a matter of “if,” but of “when.” Aside from strings, nuts and saddles wear out, as do frets. French polish will eventually need […]

Guitar Soundboard Bracing
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Guitar Construction

One would think that guitar construction has been largely standardized over the course of many decades and centuries. It turns out that such is not the case. Not only do regional traditions and differences exist, […]

Handcrafted Luthier Guitars
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Available Inventory

You can see what I have in stock here Otherwise, please let me know what you are looking for. Email or phone calls are welcome.

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Tsiorba Flamenco Guitars

A flamenco guitar is not just any guitar equipped with tap plates. Nor is it simply a matter of tonewood choice (i.e. rosewood vs. cypress). Historically, guitars were not differentiated along “classical” or “flamenco” lines. […]

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Tsiorba Guitars–since 2001

I have been producing handmade classical and flamenco guitars since 2001. As I complete my 116th guitar (Oct. 2017), it occurs to me that lutherie is a deep river, and I’ve been swimming in it […]

Peter Tsiorba
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About Peter Tsiorba

I built my first guitar in 2001. As I look back at nearly two decades of building and restoration work, I am delighted to know that despite the years, and many thousands of hours at […]

Tsiorba Guitars Luthier Guitarmaker
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Tsiorba Classical and Flamenco Guitars

Handmade classical and flamenco guitars of the highest quality have been my full-time pursuit since 2001. By this point, I have made, restored, researched and French polished many hundreds of nylon string guitars. As a […]