Chris Oliver has been working with wood in one way or another since his childhood. In Chris’ first woodworking business, CM Oliver Woodworking and Design, Chris gained local notoriety and was steadily becoming an area choice for high-end one of a kind furniture, design and restoration. In spite of growing success, Chris moved to an alternate area of wood construction and design. Combining his love of music and woodworking Chris now offers stringed instrument restoration, repair, design and construction. Chris’ current guitars are deep with clarity and power for Bluegrass and acoustic musicians while his mandolins sing out the Old Time sounds. Chris has studied various other stringed instrument styles including Celtic style flat back mandolins and OM finger style guitars and plans to include these in his repertoire in the near future. While respecting traditional design and techniques, Chris pushes the status quo to create visually unique and beautifully voiced instruments.
Custom, hand-built guitars and mandolins, restoration, repair and consignment for collectors and Bluegrass and acoustic musicians by Chris Oliver in Springfield, Illinois.
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