Inventory

Updated July 2017

While working on some custom orders this winter and spring I fixated on combining my Spyder bracing with Nomex® doubletop construction. I enforced my under 20 gram rule for the bridges using Sapele and extra dense woods (African Blackwood & Snakewood) for the saddles. I also tried some new woods, American Sycamore and Black Poisonwood for back and sides. Sycamore (Plantanus or Plane tree) is used for low end Flamenco guitars in Spain. It is a crime that this great tone wood is relegated to inferior status in the minds of so many.  Black Poison wood is also known as Chechen and Caribbean Rosewood. It is related to poison ivy and has a beautiful luster not found in real rosewoods. Both these woods are relatively agnostic acoustically, favoring an even response. These are undoubtedly the loudest, most responsive instruments I’ve built and they won’t be the last. #248 and #249 are built from the same trees and are nearly identical, but with unique voices. They would be great for duets.


Classical #248 (2016)

Full size concert body shape and depth
Top: Englemann Spruce & ⅛” Nomex® Doubletop
Bracing: Spyder
Back/Sides: American Sycamore
(Platanus occidentalis)

Neck: Spanish Cedar/Leopardwood
Fretboard: African Ebony
Peghead: Spanish Ceder
Bridge: Sapele < 18 grams
Tuners: Low friction Rubner Roll individual brass finish
Finish: French Polish
Strings: Savarez Alliance/Cantiga 520 AR

 

This guitar has garnered critical acclaim from all. Outstanding for  solo work. Sparkle on the treble and very loud, excellent for Classical solo performance.

$4500 with case


Classical/Flamenco #249 (2017)

Full size concert body shape and depth
Top: Englemann Spruce & ⅛” Nomex® Doubletop
Bracing: Spyder
Back/Sides: American Sycamore
(Platanus occidentalis)
Neck: Spanish Cedar/Carbon fiber
Fretboard: African Ebony
Peghead: Spanish Ceder
Bridge: Sapele < 18 grams
Tuners: Low friction Rubner Roll Hauser style Gold Finish
Finish: French Polish
Strings: Savarez Alliance/Cantiga 520 AR
Tap plates installed

A solid performer, well suited for Flamenco or Classical with strong fundamentals all the way up the fretboard. Identical look to #248. Very well balanced tone and volume.

$4000 with case


 

Classical 7 string #252 (2017)

Full size concert body shape and depth
Top: Sitka Spruce, ⅛” Nomex®, WR Cedar Doubletop
Bracing: Modified extended Spyder
Back/Sides: Black Poisonwood
(Metopium brownei)
Neck: Spanish Cedar/Mun Ebony
Peghead: Spanish Ceder
Fretboard: African Ebony
Bridge: Sapele 18 grams
Cutaway: Brazilian design
Tuners: DJ 7 string tuners
Finish: French Polish top, minimal on back/sides
Strings: Hannabach goldin basses w/ Savarez .059” 7th, Savarez Alliance 540R trebles

If 7 string jazz on classical guitar is your thing, this would be for you, except that I’m keeping it as my go to guitar for fingerstyle jazz. Good treble, as bright as #249, but with a deeper bass supporting the low B/A string. Excellent for Lute transcriptions and other styles requiring expanded range. Amazingly easy to play. 

No longer for sale, available for evaluation locally.