Guitar Bar

GUITAR BAR

The Guitar Bar was designed by AB design studio as an exercise in placemaking. It was to be a community environment where customers can gather, relax, converse, and exchange ideas.  The architects designed a space with the openness and warmth of a neighborhood haunt. A bar-like front desk creates a sense of intimate familiarity for guests with inquiries or purchases. The guitars themselves serve as a fundamental design element, adorning the walls in all directions as a stimulating visual component. 

Acoustically crafted sound-proof rooms allow customers to practice without disturbing other patrons, and serve as spaces for private guitar lessons.

LOT SIZE 30,300 sf
PROJECT SIZE 1,400 sf
LOCATION Santa Barbara, CA
PRINCIPAL Clay Aurell, AIA
PROJECT  MANAGER Anthony Ellis
DESIGN TEAM Josh Blumer, AIA | Anthon Ellis | Jodi Sutton
GENERAL CONTRACTOR Young Construction
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER  JMPE Electrical Engineer
MECHANICAL ENGINEER  JVA Mechanical Engineering  
PHOTOGRAPHER Erin Feinblatt
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