On June 10, 2016 American Music Furniture Company co-founder Darrell Jennings delivered a Guitar Habitat® to Wayne Henderson at his home in Mouth of Wilson, VA. Wayne is a world renowned luthier.
Henderson’s guitars are inspired by the great pre-World War II guitars of C.F. Martin & Company, and are hand-built in limited quantities; by October 2012, over five hundred Henderson guitars had been constructed.
In a 1995 White House ceremony, he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship in recognition of his extraordinary instrument-making. The book Clapton’s Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument (2005) outlined the process by which Henderson built a guitar for Eric Clapton. In 2008 he was the subject of an Appalshop documentary, From Wood to Singing Guitar.
We are extremely honored to have Wayne’s guitars on display in one of our Guitar Habitat® cabinets.