The Shop

Just a few photos from around the Shop.

A completed and finished guitar body and neck. The neck is a 5-piece neck made of walnut/maple/ebony/maple/walnut. A strong neck helps the guitar sustain, and the multiple pieces make it more stable.
A completed and finished guitar body and neck. The neck is a 5-piece neck made of walnut/maple/ebony/maple/walnut. A strong neck helps the guitar sustain, and the multiple pieces make it more stable.
Stacks of fine exotic woods ready to be crafted into fine instruments. We carry an extensive inventory of woods, sticker stacked, dry, ready to go. The light coloured wood is Spruce from around the world for guitar tops. Everything from Italian Spruce, German Spruce, Carpathian Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Englman Spruce, Lutz Spruce and Adirondack Spruce. Each species imparts a characteristic sound.
Stacks of fine exotic woods ready to be crafted into fine instruments. We carry an extensive inventory of woods, sticker stacked, dry, ready to go. The light coloured wood is Spruce from around the world for guitar tops. Everything from Italian Spruce, German Spruce, Carpathian Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Englman Spruce, Lutz Spruce and Adirondack Spruce. Each species imparts a characteristic sound.
Doing final polishing on this guitar before the strings go on. This is a rewarding task when you hear just how good the guitar sounds!!
Doing final polishing on this guitar before the strings go on. This is a rewarding task when you hear just how good the guitar sounds!!
Custom guitars offer the buyer a wide variety of incredible woods to choose from. In this photo I am holding a spectacular set of Brazilian rosewood with a ''winged'' pattern on both the back and sides. Players can select wood from my extensive inventory to get the right grain, colour, sound and weight.
Custom guitars offer the buyer a wide variety of incredible woods to choose from. In this photo I am holding a spectacular set of Brazilian rosewood with a “winged” pattern on both the back and sides. Players can select wood from my extensive inventory to get the right grain, colour, sound and weight.
Checking the neck fit just prior to installation. Neck angle is critical for proper action setup.
Checking the neck fit just prior to installation. Neck angle is critical for proper action setup.
French Polishing is a long process (20 hours) that creates a flexible, very thin layer of finish on your guitar. I take the time to do this traditional finish because it gives you a lovely finish, and you get the best sound from your guitar with the least amount of sound dampening.
French Polishing is a long process (20 hours) that creates a flexible, very thin layer of finish on your guitar. I take the time to do this traditional finish because it gives you a lovely finish, and you get the best sound from your guitar with the least amount of sound dampening.
These sides are held in the form just after steam bending. Next, end blocks will be glued in place.
These sides are held in the form just after steam bending. Next, end blocks will be glued in place.
End blocks are being glued and clamped into place on a beautiful set of Granadillo sides. Granadillo comes from South America, and has very similar specs to Brazilian Rosewood at a reasonable price. I love this red wood with cream coloured sapwood.
End blocks are being glued and clamped into place on a beautiful set of Granadillo sides. Granadillo comes from South America, and has very similar specs to Brazilian Rosewood at a reasonable price. I love this red wood with cream coloured sapwood.
Roughing out an ebony bridge for a Blackwood Parlour guitar.
Roughing out an ebony bridge for a Blackwood Parlour guitar.
Each neck is shaped with hand tools. I have developed a ''modified Vee'' shape that is very inviting, and plays ''fast''.
Each neck is shaped with hand tools. I have developed a “modified Vee” shape that is very inviting, and plays “fast”.
This guitar is almost complete. The wood is a stunning ''waterfall'' African Bubinga. The guitar was a custom size for a professional, but petite player.
This guitar is almost complete. The wood is a stunning “waterfall” African Bubinga. The guitar was a custom size for a professional, but petite player.
A beautiful little guitar, this ''Little Blackwood'' model has curly Ovangkol sides, and an old growth premium Sitka Spruce top. This guitar sounded great when it was completed.
A beautiful little guitar, this “Little Blackwood” model has curly Ovangkol sides, and an old growth premium Sitka Spruce top. This guitar sounded great when it was completed.
A lovely ''Friday Night'' model in a nice curly African Sapele wood. After a few days of drying, it will be buffed to a high polish.
A lovely “Friday Night” model in a nice curly African Sapele wood. After a few days of drying, it will be buffed to a high polish.

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