Wayne Henderson's top-notch finger-picking
is a continuing source of great pleasure and pride in Grayson
County, VA; fortunately for the rest
of the world, his guitar playing has also been heard at Carnegie
Hall, in three national tours of "Masters of the Steel-String
Guitar", and in seven nations in Asia.
Henderson is a also a luthier of great renown, having received
a 1995 National Heritage Award presented by the NEA. He produces
about 20 instruments a year, mostly guitars and some mandolins.
Henderson’s new CD, Made & Played, features a guitar
very similar to the one featured in “Clapton’s Guitar:
Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument”
a book by Allen St. John that tells the story of how Henderson
built a a guitar for rock legend Eric Clapton, after keeping
him waiting for more than 10 years.