David Nichols crafting a custom guitar in Malone

David R. Nichols cutting inlay pieces for a custom guitar. According to Greg Kie, Nichols has worked on guitars for BB King, Johnny Cash, ZZ Top, and Aerosmith. At one time, he was the only craftsman doing inlay work for the Martin Guitar Company. He’s something of a North Country legend, and a 1963 SUNY Canton graduate. He has appeared multiple times on Barb Heller’s “String Fever” program on North Country Public Radio, and has been a musician in a number of local bands. Circa 2000. Malone, NY. Courtesy of Greg Kie.

  • Where: Malone
  • When: 2000-2010
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  • Donor: Greg Kie
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