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.
Cedar Top Parlor
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!