SAYRE GUITARS

CONCEIVE, CONNECT, CREATE

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SERVICES

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You can trust me to properly diagnose and repair your instrument in a timely manner.

 

Click to see my pricing list for maintenance and modifications.

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The options are endless. Choose from one of my designs, a standard design, OR sit down with me to create your dream guitar. 

Click to see some of my previous projects.

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All skill levels and styles are welcome!

Lessons are customized to the interests of the student.

Click to see my lesson plans and pricing.

 
 
 
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contact me

inquire@sayreguitars.com

58 Connecticut Blvd, East Hartford, CT 06108
Tel: (860) 709-4525

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

By appointment only

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ABOUT ME

EARLY LIFE

Hey I'm Sayre, the owner of Sayre Guitars. I was born and raised in Connecticut. Throughout my childhood up until I turned 13 years old, my sole interest was sports. I didn't pay attention to music - except on car rides. My dad would blast AC/DC or Led Zeppelin on the radio. Neither of my parents play any instruments. But, there was always a keyboard sitting around the house that I would occasionally tinker with. And soon enough that keyboard sparked my love for music - playing, composing, and constructing any instrument.

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YOUNG ADULT LIFE

After I grew tired of sports, I moved onto video games; it turns out that I liked playing video games more than running around in circles. I turned my baseball mitt in for a controller and locked myself away in my room. Eventually my parents figured I needed something else to do. I still vividly remember my father walking into my room late one night and asking if I wanted to play guitar - with my headset on, palms sweaty, and deeply engrossed in my video game. After a somewhat grumpy, "sure," I started weekly private lessons with Jeff Giglio at Studio 85.

After 4 years of weekly lessons, my high school career was coming to a close. I had no real interests other than music and I figured there were a few ventures I could pursue - like becoming a professional musician or building guitars. There are plenty of other paths I could chase in this industry, but those two stood out to me. I attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood California for guitar performance.

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TAKING IT SERIOUSLY

Upon arrival, I quickly realized that I was probably the worst musician at MI - I had a lot of work to do. For the next two and a half years, I spent upwards of 8 -10 hours a day playing and reading every book that I could get my hands on. In addition to my studies and practice, I'd meet with my favorite teachers every week to acquire new information that I could apply to strengthen my skills. I would then spend the next week trying to master the concepts they gave me; sometimes at the expense of graded work. Though, I felt that this satisfied my curiosity in a much deeper way.

SHIPPING UP TO...VERMONT

Eventually I came to the realization performing on stage was not my passion. I was much more interested in creating, no matter the medium. After some research, I found George Morris at Vermont Instruments. At the time he offered long term apprenticeship programs - it seemed like a perfect fit for me and my learning style. Under George's tutelage and supervision, I could explore any crazy idea I had even if it didn't have anything to do with music or guitars. My time at VT Instruments (May 2016 - July 2017) was truly a life changing experience and one of the best decisions I've ever made.

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One of the beautiful buildings on the VTI campus designed and built by George Morris.

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PRESENT DAY

In the summer of 2016, I returned to Connecticut and set up shop. With George's list of basic tools and supplies, the shop quickly took its form and I began work creating the guitars that used to only exist in my imagination.

 

The last few years have been a worthwhile experience as i hone my craft and learn the business as I go. 

 

Thank you to all of my friends, family, teachers, and students for your support and making everything I do possible.

My  goal is to encourage, inspire, and help you get your creative juices flowing.