Inwood Guitar Company
Inwood Guitar Company is a project that empowers high school students in upper-Manhattan to participate in the experience of running a small business focused on the production of quality, hand made string instruments. Through the woodworking program at Inwood Academy for Leadership, and in partnership with Real World Scholars, students involved in this project participate in every aspect of running a small business. Our instruments are hand made here in our shop using only the finest materials.
We are currently hard at work on our first batch of instruments. Follow our progress below and stay tuned for more information!
All of our builders are young adults from all over NYC. They go to a school in Washington Heights, Inwood. In a predominantly Dominican area. Just so happens that all of our builders are Dominican. They all love coming the Wood Shop and as of the 2017 school year they're the first and only AC (Advanced Carpentry) class that their school has had. These students have been asked several questions, Here they are get to know them: