Rick Turner Guitars suffered a major loss with the passing of our founder, Rick Turner. The outpouring of support has been overwhelming and we appreciate all the good thoughts.

We want to assure all dealers and customers who have pending orders that these will be fulfilled, and it is our full intention to honor Rick by continuing to sell and produce the instruments Rick has so skillfully designed and crafted. For the most part, Rick has not been part of the day-to-day in the shop for some time and, although his absence will be greatly missed, operations will continue.

However, it would be naïve to believe that his absence will not have an impact, so we appreciate your continued support and patience through this difficult time. With the support and involvement of Rick’s family, we remain committed to ensuring the current line of instruments continue to be available as well as to continue with projects Rick had started including the “peanut” made famous by Jerry Garcia and other special releases we had planned for 2022 and beyond.

It’s our belief that Rick never fully understood the impact he had not just on luthiers but on music in general. Many artists we hear every day were able to develop their sound using the tools Rick provided them. For this, we should all be eternally grateful. He will be missed.

RIP Rick Turner

Rick Turner Guitars Board of Directors and Officers

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Around the Web Rig Rundown - Lindsey Buckingham

PG's Jason Shadrick is on location in Iowa City, IA, at the Englert Theatre where he catches up with Lindsey Buckingham's tech Stanley Lamendola to find out with the he's using on his current solo tour. The gear includes a collection of custom Rick Turner guitar.

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Vintage Guitar July 2017

Ever wonder about that strange-looking guitar Lindsey Buckingham of Fleet- wood Mac has been playing all these years? Read More

The Sun Lion

Learn more about Rick's days with the Greatful Dead and Owsley "Bear" Stanley. Read More

The Pretel

Built in 1969 and featured in New York's Museum of Art and Design, learn more about this one of a kind guitar. Read More

John Mayer Plays Model 1 in New York

John Mayer and Nicholas Joseph Cassarino at New York City’s Olive Tree. Watch the Video

Autosalvage on NPR

Fresh Air’s rock historian, Ed Ward, has recorded "an appreciation" of Rick’s old band, AutoSalvage braodcast on NPR. Listen

6-String Bass Demo

Ed Friedland, The Bass Whisperer, demonstrates the Renaissance 6-String Bass. Watch the Video