Hello, I'm John Calkin. I've made stringed instruments since 1973. I opened my first shop, String Wizard Musical Instruments, in 1980. Since 1997 I've made guitars and banjos for Huss & Dalton Musical Instruments, having built the last 5000+ bodies. 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. Hang in there, this site is a long way from finished.