Guitar players and collectors have so many choices available to them. New, used, factory brands, custom hand built…how do you narrow down the choices to the best option for you? In my opinion, any guitar should be measured by three characteristics: Tone, playability, and appearance. I list these in order of priority. While all three […]
My Building Philosophy
As a craftsman who has worked in wood for the better part of 40 years, I’ve developed a way of approaching fine woodworking that suits my style, pace, and dedication to excellence. I work by myself, alone with my tools and carefully selected woods. I enjoy the break when customers stop in the shop to […]
Exploring Common Guitar Myths
I am going to divide this article into two sections: Myths and misunderstandings about playability and care; and myths about tone. We will take these two topics in order. Playability and Care So, your guitar is a little hard to play, the strings are a bit too high for your taste, and you are wondering […]
Why Buy a Handmade Guitar?
There are a lot of choices out there for the prospective buyer of a fine guitar. It’s no secret; a handmade instrument can cost a lot. For that matter, any of the better guitars purchased from a quality manufacturer is going to command what most people would consider to be a lot of money. Are […]