Jackson Cunningham, Luthier
The Whitetop region in southwestern Virginia has a long tradition of fine luthiers. Albert Hash(1917-1983) was a well-known and respected fiddle maker who influenced many of the area's luthiers, including his daughter Audrey Hash Ham(1949-2013 learned the fiddle making craft from her father as a teenager and has carried on the tradition since Albert passed in 1983. She has been featured in numerous articles, and radio/television programs such as CMT for her fiddle making, and along with her father, Inspired many people over the years to start instrument building.
But it was not until moving to Virginia in 2005, When Jackson met Audrey, That he combined his love for music and woodworking and became a luthier. Jackson immediately begun making fiddles under Audrey's guidance, and soon he was building custom hand-crafted fiddles, some with ornate carvings and inlay, and fashioned of local Red Spruce and Maple trees, just like Audrey and Alberts.
The tone and craftsmanship in his fiddles is excellent. He has extreme patience in making sure his fiddles are of the finest quality." -Audrey Hash Ham, Virginia Master Fiddle Maker
See Audrey Hash Ham,in the book "In Good Keeping", a collection of Master Folk Artists and Aprentices from Virginia by Virginia State Folklorist John Lohman.
For more info, email Jackson: email@example.com, or call: 1-540-239-6906