Englemann Spruce Top, Figured Koa back and sides, Bolivian Rosewood binding, Demi-cut-a-way and side bevel

 

German Silver Spruce, Figured Maple and Brazilian Rosewood
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This small jumbo had great tone-crisp bass, jammy highs, with balance and volume. I had mixed feelings when it sold the day after it was finished.

Completed January 2016

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This is my First guitar. Built in 1972


German Silver Spruce Top, Figured Maple back and sides, Brazilian Rosewood back strip and bindings. Ebony bridge and fingerboard. It's a great couch guitar-the one you keep handy. Plays like a dream and has a strong bass for it's size and solid, silky treble notes.  I'm keeping it!

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Sitka Spruce, figured Mahogany Back and sides, figured Koa binding

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Stella Grand

I built this guitar for Singer song-writer Lowell Daniels. He wanted a parlor size 12 fret guitar with a pyramid bridge and a cowboy look. I had a hard time parting with this one and have tried to talk him out of it several times. Lowell plays hard and this guitar has a clear pickguard on both sides of the soundhole.  This guitar has a Dtar Wavelength pickup and preamp.

 

 

Lily Red

This is my version of a parlour size guitar. The sloped shoulders give it a unique look. The top is Western Red Cedar. The back and sides are figured Koa. Binding, fingerboard and tuner buttons are Bloodwood from South America. Extremely hard and dense, it's vivid red color drew me in. It was named by it's owner. It has a sweet, delicate tone with good volume. This guitar has an L.R. Baggs Lyric internal mic and preamp.

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This guitar was built local for musician Paul Solano.  It is between a 000/OM and a dreadnaught in size. 15-5/8" lower bout.  His one special request was an eagle feather somewhere on the guitar. We settled on using the feather as the 12th fret marker. The top is Adirondack Spruce, back and sides are Cocobolo. Headplate is Rosewood, fingerboard, tuning buttons and bridge are ebony, soundhole rossette is zebrawood end grain. This guitar has a strong, crisp tone, with good volume and balance up and down the neck.

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I built this Om size guitar for myself to use as a stage guitar. It has an Englemann Spruce top and Koa back and sides, binding and soundhole rossette. The headplate is Ebony and Koa w/snakewood binding. This guitar has a Fishman Aura Pro pickup system with computer modeling. This guitar has tons of headroom and really excels as a single note or fingerstyle guitar. Projects well in an ensemble setting. 14 frets to the body

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This is another OM size guitar with a bit narower upper bout. The top is Englemann Spruce and the back and sides are African Wenge. Ebony fingerboard and bridge, Curly Koa binding and Zebra wood end grain soundhole rossette.  Very rich, balanced tone. Plays like buttah! This guitar is perfect for fingerpicking and is currently for sale. price is $4000 with custom fit Armetage hard-shell case. Offer void in sectors R and Q!

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European Spruce top, Bolivian Rosewood back and sides. Spalted Maple peghead and rossette

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