String Instruments

Individual, Handmade, Musical

custom guitar

KLW Strings

The Story

 I was drawn to lutherie later in life as a way to improve my musical skills. I thought if I made the instrument I would be more inclined to play/practice on it. Turns out I was right, but it also turns out that I so enjoyed the process I could not stop at one. I am lucky that I can follow this interest as part of a growing global community of luthiers

I hope you find the instruments I make of interest. I think they are different from many of the offerings out there.

I make individual instruments and so far no two I have made have been alike.

I enjoy the challenge of creating new designs and styles of string instruments.

Instruments for Sale


Dundee Model

L-0 Style small bodied guitar

Sitka Spruce Top

White Oak Back & Sides

Big voice for a smaller guitar

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Lochee Model

Parlour guitar

Torrified Red Spruce Top

Claro Walnut Back & Sides

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Shenval Model

Cello Guitar

Sitka Spruce top

Indian Rosewood Back & Sides

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Carron Model

Tenor Ukulele

Western Red Cedar Top

Wenge Back & Sides

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Upcoming Instruments


  1. Strathisla Model, Crossover Nylon String Western Red Cedar & Mexican Cypress
  2. Scapa Model, OM Sitka Spruce & American Sycamore
  3. Lochee Model, Parlour guitar Torrified Sitka Spruce & Yew