Emmett O'Hara, Luthier


My name is Emmett John O'Hara, III or E3 for short. I was born in Chicago and moved to California when I was eight and began playing and writing music ever since. I took woodshop at Santa Rosa High School and began building guitars at that time. After high school I worked for Michael Dolan Custom Guitars for ten years. I am very grateful for the guitar building skills that Michael taught me.

I specialize in all facets of guitar repair and restoration. I'm a Fender Certified Technician, a Taylor Technician and I offer Buzz Feiten Tuning Systems installation. O'Hara Guitars has been in business since 2002. My shop is in Santa Rosa, California, and I can be reached at 707-538-5494. I can also be reached by email at e3guitarman@att.net.