Welcome to the Creek! I'm Terry
Whipple and I build handcrafted acoustic guitars with attention to
projection, clarity and balanced tone. I work very hard to produce not
only a great sounding instrument, but one that feels good and performs
well in your hands. The top and back are meticulously voiced to work
together in harmony, a box that responds to string vibration in a way to
blend your body, emotions and guitar as one. The projection, tone and ease of play allow you
to focus and improve your technique and dexterity, ultimately making
you a better player.
My shop and home are nestled in the beautiful Shawnee hills of
southern Illinois. I've had a lifelong interest and experience with my
hands on wood in about every way imaginable. Coupled with playing and
repair of guitars over 30 years, building became just an extension of my
abilities. My defining moment came as a result of losing the fingertips
of two fingers on my left hand. Switching to left handed and not being
satisfied with my searches, I began my creative journey leading me into
my present day career. As a result I build left handed with the same
attention to detail as right handed.
I would love to hear from you.
*News* I'll be upgrading to a new and better site in a few weeks.
Give me a call at 618-559-2317 or email