Guitar No. 22

Date Completed: 
Friday, February 6, 2015

This guitar was made as an overdue gift to Stephen Mattingly's guitar program at the University of Louisville as a prize for the first place winner of the UofL Guitar Festival Competition this year (2015). The African Mahogany back and sides have a beautiful ribbon strip figure that became deep and very evanescent after applying the French Polish. Mahogany is a rare wood to use for a classical guitar, but the sound begs us to ask why. It is a very enjoyable instrument to play.


  • 650mm scale length
  • 52mm nut width
  • Jumbo, Gold Evo Frets
  • Der Jung Tuners with Roller Bearings
  • African Mahogany Back & Sides
  • West African Ebony Fretboard
  • Tiger Maple and Purple Heart Accents
  • An asymetric lattice bracing
  • Western Red Cedar Soundboard
  • Padauk Bridge with 12 hole tie block
  • French Polish of Shellac Finish