Luthiers - Pepe Romero Jr. & Keith Kifer

Photographer Tim Mantoani brings two guitar makers together from two totally different worlds as he photographs luthiers, Pepe Romero Jr. and “The Blues Wizard”, Keith Kifer.  While Keith is an OB icon, seen playing his handmade suitcase guitars on the streets of San Diego, Pepe is a descendant of guitar royalty making guitars from a small shop behind his grandfather’s home in Del Mar for the likes of Jack Johnson and Ben Harper.  Their processes might be different, but each shares a passion and very special gift for guitar making.