Thorell also became interested in the construction of the guitars themselves, apprenticing with luthier Tim Gonzalez and studying privately with renowned luthier Tom Ribbecke. He honed his craftsmanship by building fine furniture, becoming more skilled with hand tools and woodworking. He now joins a select list of well-known luthiers on the FineArchtops.com website.
"We're extremely pleased to have Ryan join our community of talented archtop guitar luthiers," said FineArchtops.com founder Steve Wagner.
"Ryan builds beautiful archtop guitars, and we're happy to give those looking for quality, handmade guitars another source."
For more information on Ryan Thorell and his guitar shop, visit his FineArchtops.com bio page at http://finearchtops.com/