String Instruments

Individual, Handmade, Musical

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


L0 Style small bodied guitar

Sitka Spruce top

White Oak Back & Sides

India Rosewood Fretboard & Bridge

Kluson Tuners

24.75" scale length

Indian Rosewood Trim

Big voice for a smaller guitar

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Upcoming Instruments


  1. OM Guitar Sitka & Zircote (Commission)
  2. Octave Mandolin Western Red Cedar & Honduran Mahogany
  3. Parlour Guitar Torrified Red Spruce & Claro Walnut
  4. Parlour Guitar Sitka & Indian Rosewood (Multiscale)

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