Guitars




  I hand build guitars from scratch, one at a time.  I start with quality seasoned woods, follow with a lot of elbow grease, and finish with patience and utmost attention to detail and set-up.  The range of tone and volume is outstanding,  and the feel and fit are guaranteed to be just right.  My guitars are feather light, and very responsive.  I am mostly inspired by instruments from the 20's through the 40's as far as looks and sound goes.  While my aim isn't to make direct copies of anything, I still keep one foot pretty firmly rooted in tradition.  I'm really fond of ladder braced guitars, so I build quite a few of them, though I also offer X-bracing on most models.  All guitars feature a hand cut dovetail neck joint, and a hand rubbed french polish finish.  I love using domestic wood, and occasionally use reclaimed wood from old furniture and the like.  My goal is to offer a quality, unique, and affordable handmade guitar built to suit the player.


  I currently offer nine standard models of guitar.  They are all available in a variety of woods, with fairly limitless options.  Click on the photos below for specs and more info.  Base prices are include a hard shell case and shipping in the US.  

http://www.champlinguitars.com/p/parlor.html 
 The Parlor

http://www.champlinguitars.com/p/concert.html
The Concert
                                                                      

http://www.champlinguitars.com/p/blog-page_28.html
The L-00

http://www.champlinguitars.com/p/grand-concert.html
The L-1

http://www.champlinguitars.com/p/grand-concert_28.html
The Grand Concert

http://www.champlinguitars.com/p/the-wor.html
The Workhorse

http://www.champlinguitars.com/p/blog-page_65.html
Archtops





Cedar Top Parlor









 
Sunburst Concert

Oak Back





The L-1





 Stalebread Scottie with his L-1



Matt Gandurski with his lefty Grand Concert. (The Chi-tone)





Hand cut rope binding, and a nice sharp scraper.  This was my independent project guitar when I was at Roberto-Venn.  After scraping and sanding, it got a nice dark sunburst on the top.  This guitar now hangs on the wall for anyone to play at the Green Frog, a great music venue in Bellingham.


Quarter sawn Oak back


Petunia of Petunia and The Vipers approves!