Honeybee Guitars is the vision of Kevin Patchett, a San Francisco Bay Area native and lifelong collector of vintage instruments.

Kevin's passion for vintage guitars was sparked in the sixties and seventies, as he spent much of his youth pouring over the pages of Sears, Montgomery Ward, and Spiegel catalogs, and he dreamt of the top-notch guitars that could only be purchased by mail.

A skilled guitarist, luthier, consummate repairman, beekeeper, equestrian, and certified arborist, Kevin is the owner of Honeybee Guitars. His collection now includes many of the department store guitars of his dreams.