DeForest Thornburgh became the owner of The Blue Guitar
in November of 2003. DeForest first met Yuris Zeltins in 1972 looking for a
string for a Bouzouki. DeForest remained a long term customer ever since and
formed a close relationship with both Yuris & Stephen.
As Stephen made plans to move to Idaho, and build his Archtop guitars under his Salmon River
name, Stephen sold the shop to DeForest in order to continue The Blue Guitar’s
long tradition of quality service and products.
DeForest is a fine finger style and blues guitarist as well as being quite the accomplished Ukulele player.
Under this new manager The Blue Guitar retains it’s completes staff with commitment to fine guitar repair and restoration.
Having collected Guitars, amplifiers and Ukuleles for over 30 years, DeForest brings a vast pool
of knowledge of the current market in both new and vintage instruments.
The Blue Guitar has expanded it’s selection of new Guitars, Ukuleles and fine vintage stringed instrumments.