During the past few years I have revamped the line of guitars that I will be offering going forward. The new lineup features:
- “Double Top” soundboards are now standard on classicals.
- New bracing specifically designed and tested for Double Top construction.
- French polish finishes.
- 5 piece neck shafts. More stable and less likely to absorb too much vibration.
The move to double top technology is based on the superior performance I get using it. Demonstrably louder, more balanced with greater overhead than my solid top instruments, this is an obvious move ahead of the pack.
New soundboard materials require new bracing strategies, like my split diamond bracing. The results of this flexible fan/lattice/kasha hybrid has produced exceptional results and we’ve just begun to explore the possibilities.
Years working with toxic finishes has left many luthiers physically weakened or dead. The only rational response is to return to the only truly nontoxic finish, shellac, aka French polish. Always the best finish acoustically, it does require more care than synthetics.