Beardsell guitars are built one-at-a-time by the hands of an innovative master luthier -- himself trained by masters -- who's been operating in the upper echelon of the handmade guitar world for years. He's got the street cred to back it up, too: with glowing profiles in Acoustic Guitar Magazine and The Fretboard Journal, and a growing list of satisfied customers that includes folk-punk darlings The Weakerthans, contemporary jazz luminary Henry Kaiser, and the legendary Lou Reed, among others. (He's also a heck of a nice guy.) Click here for a more in-depth look at his creations.