about luthierTodd Emenecker



About Todd Emenecker and Thos Hall Guitars


My family and I live in the beautiful Pocono mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.  At a young age I was introduced to the world of stringed instruments, woodworking, and luthery by my uncle and grandfather in upstate New York. An artistic child who grew into an art-loving adult, I moved around, dabbled in art and even sold a few sketches, but worked to ignore my desire to create with my hands for more “practical” pursuits.  As a young adult, always with my guitar by my side, that passion for art and beauty began to meld with the long-ago luthery experiences of my childhood, and a desire to hand craft guitars grew within me until, in 2001, I could no longer ignore that call.  Walking away from the high-tech, high-stress career I knew to work with my hands was one of the hardest choices I ever made, and also one of the best.  Encouraged by a design award at a Martin guitar workshop and sage advice from several established luthiers, I moved from the bustling city life I knew in Philadelphia to the peaceful mountains and set to work.  I named my guitar business after my grandfather, and Thos. Hall Guitars was born.


I love what I do and would love to share it with you.  I pride myself in the beauty and artistry of my instruments but also the tone and playability.   For the experienced and discerning player, there is nothing like a custom guitar designed with you and your style of play in mind.  I also handle many types of repairs.  If your path ever leads you to East Stroudsburg, near the beautiful Delaware Water Gap, I encourage you to give me a call and look me up, or take a look around the website and drop me a line to let me know what you think. 


Member, Guild of American Luthiers

Member, A.S.I.A

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