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About Cumberland Guitars

Cumberland Guitars is a trusted voice in the global guitar community and deeply committed to the growth, preservation, and appreciation of all things guitar and guitar culture. We offer both retail and online sales, repair and restoration services performed by our certified luthier, product design, brand consulting, and more.

Our showroom is located in a historic building on the town square in Jamestown, KY. We proudly serve Russell County and the surrounding area and we're 2-3 hours from Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Nashville, Knoxville, and Cincinnati. All of the products you see in our store are available online and we ship internationally.


A message from Mark

Hi, I'm Mark Blasko, owner and founder of Cumberland Guitars, and I want to be YOUR guitar guy.

I fell in love with the guitar around the age of 7. By high school, I decided that guitars were going to be my life's work. I wanted to know everything about them... all of them. I wanted to learn every style of music, play every type of guitar, and learn the history behind them... I was completely hooked. By 16, I was surrounded by guitars; buying and selling them on eBay as fast as I could while performing and recording with multiple rock bands, a country band, classical guitar orchestra, and my high school jazz ensemble.

At 18, I became a manager of the local vintage guitar shop, forever cementing my love of putting guitars in people's hands. I held several sales, repair, and guitar instructor positions in Virginia prior to graduating from Atlanta's Luthier's International program in 2005. I managed Guitar Center's Vintage and Platinum Atlanta office for several years before becoming a Product Specialist for the Gibson family of brands (Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer, Tobias, Steinberger). After a few wonderful years at Gibson, I left to join the ranks at Fender Musical Instrument Corporation, supporting the growth of their Specialty Brands division (Gretsch, Jackson, Charvel, EVH, Guild).

I hold authorized warranty tech credentials for over 20 guitar brands, have toured every major guitar factory in the US, and performed over 1,000 live shows. I even have a Guinness World Record for playing air guitar!

I am truly a guitar nut, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise with you and your instruments! 

Mark Blasko
Owner & Founder Cumberland Guitars

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