C.B. Perkins Co. is a third generation family business, with a guitar shop located in San Jose, California. The business began in 1923 when Charles Blaine Perkins, a music teacher, needed working instruments for his students. He began to learn the art of stringed instrument repair, or luthiery. After a while, he decided to open his own shop, and he taught his son Kent the trade as well. Charles and Kent began building their own guitars in the late 1960s, as well as doing guitar repair and customizing.

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Vintage & Collectible Gear

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