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.  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.  I always aim to build an instrument with soul, guts, and power.  I want it to be an inspiring instrument that gets played again and again, and is hard to put down.  Below are the models I currently offer.  Please click on the pictures for further details.  For a whole lot more thoughts and ponderings on my approach to this craft, please follow the link here to philosophy.

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PARLOR
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SENORA
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GRAND
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