about American Music Furniture
American Music Furniture Company was founded by musicians for musicians. We take the same care in building your furniture that you expect when buying a fine instrument. Our products are constructed with hand selected hard woods like American black walnut, cherry, sapele, oak and maple. We have access to an incredible array of straight grained as well as highly figured woods. Our humidified cabinets are lined in your choice of aromatic cedar, Spanish cedar, or optional hardwoods like maple, walnut or cherry. We use safety glass in our cabinets including tempered glass, and on some pieces laminated glass. We offer Low E tempered glass as an option.
All our products are hand made, and carefully finished for the kind of quality that used to be available from American furniture manufacturers more than 50 years ago. The latest technology for humidifying and dehumidifying your instruments is coupled with our high quality construction, for the ultimate in guitar storage, humidification and display. We believe that if your guitars, mandolins and other stringed instruments are in reach instead of in a case, they will be played more often, and that’s what you bought them for.
We have many years of experience with furniture and music. We look forward to providing you with the best furniture for your home or commercial studio.
Darrell Jennings, Roger Horneff and John Farrell
Worlds largest provider of musical instrument preservation and humidity control
Preserving musical instruments with humidity control.
Darrell has more than 30 years experience leading technology organizations. His musical experience consists of over 50 years playing a variety of stringed instruments. He is passionate about vintage instruments and has worked with luthiers to restore vintage guitars for his own collection, as well as for other collectors and professional musicians.
A native Texan, Darrell moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1998 and experienced first hand the damage that can be caused by low humidity, when the tops of two custom guitars in his collection cracked the first winter. After trying a variety of humidification systems, it was obvious that great guitars needed an environment that reliably maintained 45-50% relative humidity year round, while allowing a sizable collection of instruments to be easily accessible to get played often. Room size and guitar case solutions had significant issues and risks.
In 2013 Darrell and Roger Horneff founded American Music Furniture with a focus on building humidified and dehumidified cabinets for displaying musical instruments. John Farrell became a partner the following year. Every case is hand made by American Music Furniture in our shop in Perkasie, Pennsylvania of solid wood, and finished with the same materials and quality that collectors of vintage instruments would want to compliment their collections.
Roger has decades of experience in woodworking and previously was owner of Community Furniture in New Jersey. His background includes architecture, design, and engineering. Roger has many years of experience in crafting and finishing fine furniture.
Roger has played guitar and long neck banjo for over 50 years. He is our designer, shop foreman, master finisher, and CCO (Chief Craftsmanship Officer).
In 2013 Darrell and Roger Horneff founded American Music Furniture with a focus on building humidified and dehumidified cabinets for displaying musical instruments. The company has taken the exact opposite path from the rest of the American furniture industry. Every case is hand made in American of solid wood, and finished with the same materials and quality that collectors of vintage instruments would want as part of their collection
Born in Brooklyn, NY, John was lucky enough to grow up with a healthy dose of Music, thanks to his father’s influence. He started playing guitar at 10 and has continued to hone his skills ever since. The Pedal Steel Guitar was always a fascination through his teens, when he listened to traditionalists Pete Drake & Lloyd Green, and Country Rock with the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and the New Riders of the Purple Sage’s Buddy Cage. John picked up the instrument in 1974 and seldom puts it down!
John has played with the Moss Back Mule Band, Leon Raines, Legal Tender and toured with Harold Hill. His work with international schools has given him unique opportunities to demonstrate his love for his music. In April 2005, John was invited to perform as a soloist with the Prague Symphony Orchestra’s “Virtuosi de Praga”, in world-renowned Smentana Hall, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
With a keen understanding of guitars, their construction and proper maintenance, John joined American Music Furniture as a partner in August 2014.
Matt is a great cabinet maker and manages the production team at American Music Furniture. His skills in the shop are matched by his musical abilities. He is often playing drums with local musicians, and occasionally taking off to tour with the well known band Balance and Composure where Matt plays bass.