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 Guitarâ€™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 itâ€™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.