Mr 'Bud' Tutmarc passes Dec. 4 I had the distinct pleasure of spending several hours with he and his wife in their home. He showed me instruments he and his father built and took a look at what I do. They were gracious and kind, and I had always hoped to visit with them again. I will not get that opportunity. 'Bud' Tutmarc built Serenader electric guitars, basses, lap steels and amplifiers (among a great many other things) just after WWII - much in the same way his dad, Paul Tutmarc, did ten years earlier.