Ensor Guitars

Chris Ensor makes custom guitars at his home workshop in Springfield, Mo. This was the first time I've seen a musical instrument being made, which always seemed like a bit of magic was involved. It still does seem a little magical to me, with a level of detail, delicacy and finish that I would not be capable of. 

Ensor working on a repair for a customer. 

Ensor working on a repair for a customer. 

 Chris Ensor of Ensor Guitars, photographed at his workshop on Nov. 16, 2016 in Springfield, Mo. Photo by Brad Zweerink.
Chris Ensor, holding one of his Ensor Standard guitars made from Brazilian rosewood, Adirondack spruce, ebony and mahogany.

Chris Ensor, holding one of his Ensor Standard guitars made from Brazilian rosewood, Adirondack spruce, ebony and mahogany.