Sui Generis

Creating classical guitars that belong in a class unto themselves and blaze new paths for players and luthiers.

Whether bringing new life to an old repertoire or perhaps inspiring new techniques and music, we are always taking for granted the impact that instruments themselves have on expanding the marketplace of arranging, composition and performance. With this in mind, I am always collaborating with guitarist's to create new models that form a class unto themselves and that will hopefully create diverse pathways for classical guitarists.

Featured Projects

Here are some recent guitar projects that represent some fresh ideas inspired by both customer requests and my inability to surpress the creative impulse.

The Maple Guitar

What began with a spalted maple board two years ago has ended with a combined work of art and an instrument that is a delight to play. Here are the pictures of the finished guitar and the story of its creation.

La Campanella

Commissioned by guitarist Stanley Yates, this guitar pairs the traditional treble stings with bass courses to place Baroque guitar music within the context of the modern sound.

The 2017 Display Guitar

This guitar was one of two instruments that I built from cocobola rosewood that came from Jose Oribe's workshop. It was displayed during the spring and summer festivals of 2017 and sold to a young man that formally played an Oribe Grand Suprema. The fruit didn't fall too far from the tree that time.