Custom Handmade Classical Guitar Projects

Special Projects

A symbiosis of friendship, craft and sound.

I unapologetically refute any conflict between time dedicated to beautiful craftsmanship and time devoted to acoustic refinement. I see no purpose in classical guitarists restraining their creative impulse. No matter how subtle or extraordinary, let's take courage and create an instrument of artistic rapture, a timeless expression of imagination and beauty.

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.

Latest Red Maple

Ambrosia Maple Build

This guitar was made to order but the customer had a frightful water disaster in his kitchen, so I took it to the Miami GFA and sold it to his friend. These maple guitars have gained much interest lately.

The Maple Guitar

The Maple Guitar

What began with a spalted maple board four years ago 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.

The Nine String

La Murcia

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.