About Cudney Guitars

Cudney Guitars is a one-man shop located in Oakley, California. Russ Cudney has been building and working on guitars since 1979. Though he has a “Day Job” he works out in the shop as much as he can. A self-taught Luthier his goal is to produce about 20-30 instruments a year. Most of his instruments are made from recycled wood. Primarily using maple for necks and alder or mahogany for bodies. Maple fret boards with blue dot markers have become a Cudney trademark.