Guitars

Although the bulk of my work is making violins and violas, I do take on guitar commissions from time to time. This one was built for a young classical guitarist entering entering a graduate program at a major conservatory.

The back and sides are ziricote; the top is Englemann spruce. The elevated neck is reinforced with twin carbon fiber rods. The sides are laminated:  ziricote inside and out sandwiching a layer of cross-grain spruce.  The Star of David sound-port was by request. Tonally this guitar has tremendous clarity across the register with singing trebles, lush, distinct basses, and serious projection. French polished shellac finish throughout

 

An archive of selected work since 1986.

(Click to enlarge).