Please contact me to discuss commissioning a guitar - or simply if you have any questions - and for details of price and availability
Typically, I make my guitars with Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, Alpine Spruce for the soundboard, Spanish Cedar for the neck, and an Ebony fretboard. However, I have also made guitars with a variety of other woods, such as Flamed Maple, Birdseye Maple, and Cypress for the back and sides. These each look very beautiful and give the sound a slightly different character, and I think are well worth considering.
I French Polish my guitars. Although it is not as durable as other finishes and is labour intensive to apply, I think it is the most beautiful finish for a guitar. It is also the finish which I am most confident improves the sound and is relatively easy to maintain and repair.
Alessi tuners and a Hiscox Pro2 case are provided as standard, although I am happy to use alternatives on request.
Seven string guitars can widen the possibilities of an ensemble, and I have been very pleased with the guitars made for players in the Alma Trio from the Birmingham Conservatoire and Meraki Quartet of the Royal College of Music.
Alma Trio collecting their seven string guitar