Ben Maschal, co-owner and luthier at Pre-war Guitars Co. in Hillsborough works on a guitar in the shop Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Maschal and business partner and luthier, Wes Lambe, "recreate the tone, feel and look of the Pre-War era while accommodating the needs of the modern musician" through their guitars.
Ben Maschal, co-owner and luthier at Pre-war Guitars Co. in Hillsborough works on a guitar in the shop Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Maschal and business partner and luthier, Wes Lambe, "recreate the tone, feel and look of the Pre-War era while accommodating the needs of the modern musician" through their guitars. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com
Ben Maschal, co-owner and luthier at Pre-war Guitars Co. in Hillsborough works on a guitar in the shop Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Maschal and business partner and luthier, Wes Lambe, "recreate the tone, feel and look of the Pre-War era while accommodating the needs of the modern musician" through their guitars. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com

A vintage Martin guitar can fetch $100,000. These guys have the sound for far less.

July 12, 2017 1:40 PM