Hello, I'm John Calkin. I've made stringed instruments since 1973. I opened my first shop, String Wizard Musical Instruments, in 1980. From 1997-2016 I made guitars and banjos for Huss & Dalton Musical Instruments, building 5000+ bodies and other details. I've covered a lot of ground in my time, and the following pages illustrate where I've been, instrument-wise. Other pages will show my work-in-progress as well as instruments for sale when there are any. I hope you enjoy your visit.