• The Name Game

    by  • January 1, 2015

    We hand make each guitar, from the cutting of the fabrics, to the filing of the frets. Each guitar is passed through the shop and touches 7 different sets of hands on it’s way to completion. We come to know each guitar, it’s uniquenesses and quirks. We used to number each guitar to help...

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    Alpaca Guitar Flax Fabric

    The Quest for the Petro-free Guitar

    by  • June 8, 2013

    It’s fairly common knowledge now that carbon fiber can make some really cool stuff. It’s waterproof, durable, and lightweight – a no-brainer for our guitar production process. But what might be less-known is the fact that there are many other non-synthetic fabrics out there that can perform as well, if not better in some...

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    Nectar from the Maple Gods

    by  • April 16, 2013

    Maple Sugaring

    Twenty-two. That’s how many gallons of Maple Syrup our friends down at Killam Farm boiled in total last year. For those unfamiliar with sugaring, that number is low. Really low. This season is still going strong midway into April and they are already well beyond 70 gallons! We had the pleasure of joining Steve,...

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    Paracord Strap

    by  • March 27, 2013

    Alpaca Paracord

    The Alpaca Guitar is built for adventure. Some folks take this statement as a reassurance that it’s rugged enough to get tossed in their car, left at the beach, or dropped by their little brother. Others take it to the extreme. We built The Alpaca to go to Everest (any takers?). As such, every...

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    Organic Cotton Sourced

    by  • March 21, 2013

    Organic Cotton Samples

    We’ve teamed up with seworganic.com to make the fabric for our guitar tote bags. Their organic cotton is grown, spun, and woven in the United States! We’re thrilled to have found a company that meets all this criteria. You wouldn’t believe what a difficult task that was. The majority of cotton grown in the...

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    Open shop

    by  • March 21, 2013

    In the early days we built the first prototypes in our barn.

    Having recently completing a successful Kickstarter campaign during which we pre-sold over 140 guitars, we are now geared up for the first run of production here at Alpaca Guitar. We’ve into our studio/office/production space in Bethel, Vermont and couldn’t be more excited. The space needs some fixin’ up, but it’s got real character! More...

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