Celentano Woodworks

Paul Celentano of Celentano Woodworks is an aspiring luthier and woodworker.  He has been playing music since he was seven years old, and he made his first guitar when he was 15.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Paul.
Growing up I was always involved with art, music, and woodworking at home and in school.  I originally played horns, such as baritone, trombone, and tuba, but when I was 15 I fell in love with the guitar.  Not being able to afford one, I decided to start learning how they were made.  I completed it later that year and still cherish it to this day.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
This might seem "cheesy" to say but my most favorite thing to do is making custom one of a kind things for people.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
Time is the biggest challenge.  It can get kinda tricky to budget time between the computer and the wood shop.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I knew I would be making something but never knew exactly what.  I'm proud to say that I finally created a job where I can bridge the gap between art and music in my life.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
I would like to own just about anything but if I could pick, it would be the apple uke.

What other artists out there do you love?
Paola Nazati    

The Bieling family    

Portrait painter and sculptor Troy Wandzel.  

What does your future hold?
Hopefully to be doing the same thing till I vanish.