Welcome to Kunkel Guitars
Bruce J. Kunkel, Master Luthier/ Designer and Creator of Art Guitars
at the Gibson Custom Shop for ten years resigned in 2003 to build
his own line of instruments under the Kunkel name. Although best
known for his Lion Heart 16” flat top guitars that feature
a heart-shaped sound hole and tapered headstock, Kunkel also produces
traditional round sound hole acoustics.
Bruce’s Jazz Deco 17” arch top guitars are hand carved
and inlaid in a motif reminiscent of the Golden Age. They are
convertible from dual humbucking electric to purely acoustic.
Newest to the Kunkel line is the 15” Nylon String acoustic/
electric hybrid. Featuring an arched fingerboard, deep cutaway
and 14 frets to the body joint, this guitar is designed to be
an easy transition for the steel string player to a classical
style guitar. All Kunkel instruments are hand made by Bruce and
are available in three levels of embellishment: Heartland, Noble
Heart and Lion Heart; all with the same level of impeccable workmanship.