The Classical guitar is the challenge that keeps me building instruments after 45 years. As a player I have always loved the responsiveness and lovely sounds that are possible with a well executed instrument. And while the traditional forms are lovely in themselves, many of them succeed in spite of themselves rather than because of them. Throughout the decades I have investigated many aspects of traditional guitar design and experimented with variations that made sense to me. In upcoming posts I will describe some of these variations that have made it into my current offerings.