Tom Doerr is one of the fastest rising stars in the world of lutherie today. When we first met Tom many years ago, he was a fledging builder. He is now a very accomplished, world-renowned luthier in his own right. His guitars have his distinct signature and sound. Every detail is well thought out and executed. Style and grace are the standard, and the tone and playability are exceptional!
Robin Weber, Dealer www.guitargal.com September 20, 2016
I first met Tom at the Newport Guitar Festival in 2008. I was immediately impressed by his aesthetic design and master craftsmanship. Then I played one—WOW! The tone and playability Tom achieves is remarkable. The balance across the strings and clarity of each note is spot on. His guitars are dynamic and musical. Above all, they inspire. I think he’s one of the finest luthiers in the world, and one of the nicest guys as well.
Danny Combs, Fingerstyle Guitarist www.dannycombs.com September 20, 2016
Tom Doerr’s guitars are not just superbly crafted instruments. They are works of art. The absolutely flawless details and tasteful design come together with unbelievably beautiful tone and remarkable playability. He has created a guitar that is a joy to play and breathtaking to behold. Few others build a guitar as good as Tom Doerr…….. but no one builds one better.
George Worthmore, Guitarist www.georgeworthmore.com September 20, 2016
My new Doerr Legacy Select is an artistic masterpiece, possessing understated elegance that doesn’t burn your eyes with too much “bling.” The detailed design work is amazing! You can tell even the smallest element of the guitar was thoroughly thought out and executed perfectly. The beveled body bindings, which are a unique feature to Tom’s guitars, add to an already ergonomic body design that makes playing for long periods of time a very comfortable experience. When balanced on my right leg, the guitar seems to fit so well that I don’t even notice it’s there! The playability of my Legacy Select is second to none. The neck set, action, and stainless steel semi-hemispherical frets make playing effortless, all the way up the neck. The tone of this guitar is well balanced across the range, from deep bass, to warm mid-range, to sweet trebles. It has incredible sustain and responds to the lightest touch. Thanks, Tom, for pursuing excellence in your work and for building me a guitar that will give me a lifetime of enjoyment!
Vic L. Satisfied Customer September 20, 2016
I work for a major guitar store selling high-end guitars worldwide. Part of my job is to inspect the instruments coming and going from the shop, approximately 1,200 guitars per year. These are guitars by Martin, Taylor, Huss & Dalton, Bourgeois, Santa Cruz, Applegate, Olson, Henderson, Goodall, Langejan, etc., etc.., and costing up to $100,000. I can say unequivocally that Doerr guitars are one of the finest I have ever had the pleasure to play. His level of craftsmanship and attention to detail is unequaled. The quality of his wood, his fine detail (both inside and outside the guitar), and his understated elegance all contribute to one of the finest instruments around. I am constantly complimented on both the appearance and the gorgeous tone of this instrument (and this by lay people who are listening to my performance). The playability is beyond compare; I can play all day and my hands never get tired. I cannot say enough about Doerr guitars and Tom himself. He is a gentleman to work with and his guitars are a joy to play and to own.
Ray Griggs www.myfavoriteguitars.com September 20, 2016