St Louis Guitar Maker & Repairer, DJP Guitars
On this site you will be able to view Dan Petrovic‘s one-of-a-kind hand crafted guitars. These guitars are built from scratch, and they are easy and comfortable to play. Built with the gigging musician in mind, my custom guitars are unique and can be tailored to any individual’s playing style. Browse around, visit the contact tab to submit queries, and check back often for updates. Also, feel free to visit DJP Artistry, Dan’s primary woodworking site.
Since DJP is a one man operation, you are guaranteed a one-on-one experience when selecting his expertise for your guitar. From the initial placement of your specific order to the delivery of your customized guitar, you will be kept informed of the progress of your product. DJP does ship his custom instruments throughout the country and retains a lifetime warranty on manufacturing defects.
Dan Petrovic (DJP) began woodworking at an early age. His fascination and curiosity with wood and wooden instruments led him to attend a year long apprenticeship program under the tutelage of master luthier Sasha Radicic. DJP met Sasha Radicic at the 2001 Midwest Guitar Show, which coincidentally also attracted the attendance of Ervin Somogyi, whose website and blog has been a tremendous source of DJP’s inspiration. The apprenticeship experience with Mr. Radicic coalesced DJP’s love of woodworking and music, and launched him in the direction he desired – building custom guitars.
Since then, DJP has studied carving, marquetry, wood finishing, and repair. DJP formerly worked in the furniture restoration/repair and cabinet industries. He continues to design, build, and finish one-of-a-kind guitars.