Lattice 640 Scale Concert Classical Guitar

Elegy is the standardization of my experience as a luthier. Each guitar represents my goal to set a higher standard for the lattice braced, concert classical guitar.

Special Projects

Custom Classical Guitar Projects

The classical guitar has always been a sexy instrument. These projects represent a variety of approaches towards expanding the traditional utility and aesthetic of the guitar.


Repair, Teaching and more...

Providing various repair services to classical guitar players and collectors is a great way to make new friends and to learn about the various problems that arise within a guitar's lifetime.

About Design

picture of brace construction

There are many approaches to building a successful guitar. My first attempt was quite mediocre. Its contruction was directed entirely by book. That first guitar lived in a closet for four years before I would find myself in a position to try again. The next two approaches were mostly improvised - one was traditionally fan braced and one had a lattice braced top pattern that was very dense and strong. This lattice was used because I had arrived by error at a top thickness unsuitable for a traditional guitar. This particular guitar, its design born from error, was loud and riotously fun to play. It gave me such an abundance of confidence that I quit the job I had at the time and hit the road in search of it's future owner. When I returned I had a buyer for both guitars, nos. 2 & 3, and no source of income other than building guitars. It was stupid yet thrilling.

My current approach to building guitars has changed greatly since those first ten instruments. The guitar I build is shaped from my own missteps, the anecdotes of builders I have respected, and guitars that have made the greatest impressions on me. With that said, the time-frame for measuring success in this endeavor is extremely long if one is wise.

As with most domains, those successful in the world of luthiery go into and out of style. Similarly, trends in the structural technology of guitars have come and gone with the rise and passing of the players who championed them. Whatever or whomever trends, I am dedicated to cultivating a unique approach to building a concert classical guitar. That approach is always learning and growing with my peer group of other competent luthiers, always searching for new ways to add tangible value, and always seeking feedback from the most thoughtful professional guitarists who provide it.

The Shop

Here is a page dedicated to my humble shop, the beauty of it's location and the various tools one finds in such a place. It's also a preview of one what might expect if they decide to pay a visit.

Download Portfolio

Portfolio Book

I created this portfolio book to have on hand for customers and my display table at exhibitions. It features a variety of the models and special projects that I have undertaken since the beginning. View PDF of Book.

Classical Guitars for Sale

Guitars for Sale

Listed here are all pre-owned and new guitars for sale that I have made. I try to facilitate the resale of customers guitars as needed. If you have recently purchased a guitar I built from the orgininal owner then please contact me so I can update my records.