About the Guitars

About the Guitars

My name is Dennis Kalkowski…I am an amateur guitar builder afflicted with Muscular Dystrophy-type SBMA…I have played guitar since 7 years of age and am now 55…presently the MDA Guitars team, which I assembled, and myself have built 60 gorgeous heirloom guitars that are of the finest quality, artistry and playability you will find anywhere. They feature beautiful handmade components created by this team made up of the most highly skilled luthiers and craftspersons across the globe! Over the past two years, we have joined together and worked diligently under a common set of design plans & specifications to create a limited number of these premium quality guitars. Every SLOWLANE GUITAR is set up to play by a professional luthier and double inspected to ensure proper playability. Also, we are proud to announce that there are another 60+ stunning guitars (stratocaster types & telecaster types) under design & construction for release in 2014.
All of these guitars are part of an amazing gallery of beautiful hand-crafted instruments created for a unique worldwide fundraising effort which will benefit the MDA. The company is called “Slowlane Guitars” and we are truly pledging to operate as a non-profit entity. All net proceeds earned will go directly to the Muscular Dystrophy Association through the Northern California Office in Roseville, CA, with whom we are working closely.
I have a 5-year plan to produce this fundraising program every year – my health permitting, each time growing it in quality and scope. My team of luthiers and specialists are committed to helping me create these magnificent guitars as our way of helping give back to this amazing association for all they have done for those who are afflicted with these awful neuro-muscular diseases.

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