Art was born in Hawaii, but went to public school in San Diego. He became a luthiers apprentice at 18. He spent his early years at a small shop repairing or assembling guitars. His talent was soon recognized and he joined Taylor Guitars. After 10 years of building guitars at Taylor, he decided to create his own works of art in the guitar world.
Opting for a tonal approach, his guitars have that open, ringing tone so often identified with Taylor, yet they also exhibit a warmth and sophistication that can only come from a hand built instrument.
Currently, A. Davis offers eight basic models, including a Baritone and a 12 string, with custom options as great as you can dream.