Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Rob Bustos began his career as a luthier in 1993, applying woodworking skills he acquired as an apprentice cabinetmaker in his father’s shop to electric guitar making.
In 1995, Rob began working for a world renowned acoustic guitar building factory where he learned much of his trade. As part of the R&D team, Rob played a key role in production and implementing new manufacturing methods.
Eager to progress, Rob left the factory in 1998 to form the partnership of Haida Gwaii Guitars with three other luthiers. Over the next four years, Rob honed his lutherie skills as a member of Haida Gwaii, and in 2002, reformed the company, as its known today--Paragon Guitars
Today, Rob is a solo builder, crafting an average of 18 to 25 instruments per year for private customers and to select stores. An understanding of instrument acoustics and the nature of wood, paired with a skilled set of hands and a keen sense of intuition, allow Rob to create guitars that exceed the expectations of those who own them.