Larry Sakayama

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Larry tries out Jack's banjo


Larry's Dulcimer wins 2nd place in Fine Woodworking's Scraptacular Contest


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Larry is a guitar player, guitar maker, and songwriter. He was one of the founding members of the Blue Ridge Luthiers.

He finished his first guitar (nylon string) in April 2009. It was made entirely from wood leftover from other projects. The top is made from cedar strips leftover from building a canoe. His second guitar was another nylon string guitar made for his good friend, Andy Groome. It's got a spruce top and rosewood back and sides.

Check Larry out at Blackwater River Guitars.
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Larry is also a member of the Southwest Virginia Songwriters Association

Guitars in Progress - Aug 2012, and completed Dulcimers - June 2012

Guitars Dulcimers

Nylon String OM (Nov 2011)

Guitar Guitar

First guitar (April 2009) - Nylon String, Cedar strip top, Walnut back and sides

Guitar Guitar

Canoes (Oct 2006 and June 2007)

Guitar Guitar

Spruce Top, Rosewood Back and Sides, Nylon String (Dec 2009)

Guitar Headstock

Redwood Top, Cherry Back and Sides, Steel String Dreadnought (April 2010)

Guitar Headstock

Staved Rim Banjo - Walnut and Maple (April 2011)

Banjo Banjo