It is hard to classify what I like to build except to say I tend toward smaller instruments and those tuned in 5ths but I have made my share of 6 string guitars as well. A partial list of what I have made to date includes:
I look forward to adding to this list as time goes on.
I my goal is to make a guitar that the owner wants to sit down with after a hard day and play to relax or perhaps jam with a group of friends. I think my guitars are reasonably priced and I strive for that sweet sounds that soothes and relaxes...
Environmental issues - Tropical hardwoods are disappearing, forest are threatened all over the world. As a luthier I rely on these woods so as much as possible sustainable woods are used in my instruments. Sometimes woods I use have come through the hands of other luthiers both retired and no longer with us and as such are not only exceptional woods but are a way to allow them to have a life beyond their original owners.
I've tried to make design choices that highlight sound and playability while still providing an instrument that will last the life of the player and more. My aim is what might be defined as a warm sound with sustain and volume in an easy to play instument.
I've made some standard design decisions that I think support thses goals and if you want to read more about these decisions and why I made them just click below.