One of the latest guitars made by Dave Trelstad (above) is shown in this photo taken at his home near Lake Martha in Rockford Township.  Over the past two years, he has made twenty guitars.  He learned how to do it on the Internet.  (Photos by Ed DuBois)

 

Braces and molds used in the guitar-making process are shown here.

 

A clamping system made by Trelstad is similar to a Go-bar product for guitar making.

 

Some of the 20 guitars made by Trelstad are shown here.  He said the first few guitars were crude, but he has been getting better.