About

CB Hill has been building, repairing and restoring fine guitars and stringed instruments since 1990. He's worked on virtually every major brand of electric and acoustic guitar in existence.

His obsession started at age 11 ("sometime in the 70s"), when he bought a Teisco electric guitar at a garage sale and promptly re-finished it in white.  He built his first guitar in 1990-- a Tele with 3 humbuckers that his son now owns.

In 1992 CB decided to go into full-time career mode, and soon began his 11-year stint at the renowned World of Strings in Long Beach CA. While there, he repaired virtually every kind of stringed instrument known to man (plus some that aren't and a few that shouldn't be). He learned all the best ways to make a guitar, and many of the worst. As he says, "I got to see mistakes before I made 'em."

 The cutaway horn of CB's maple burst Corvette archtop.

CB created the Speedster in 1994, which he has since refined into the current model which we feel is one of the pinnacles of electric guitar design. As he learned about construction & repair of the violin family of instruments, he began to use those techniques to make archtop acoustic guitars, which opened up a whole new frontier for him with the Corvette, Clipper & Regatta models.

In 2004, CB felt it was time for him to branch out on his own. He started CB Hill Guitars and rented space at Rockit Music in Brea CA, where he continued building & repairing guitars until 2012 when he was able to move his shop closer to his home in Huntington Beach CA, where he's currently working.


CB Hill Guitars Workshop

714-290-7514

 

Normal Business Hours:

 By Appointment Only