Custom acoustic and electric guitars, basses, harp guitars

Overview

Thames is my smaller guitar shape, almost 000 sized. Depending on the woods used and the top voicing it can go from alternate thumb blues machine to intimate fingerstyle companion. I particularly like the combination of an Italian spruce top with mahogany back and sides for a rich, intimate sound.

Overview

Roe is the newest addition to my guitars range, it's a tiny guitar tuned one fourth above standard tuning, think of a guitar capoed at the fifth fret. The intervals between strings are the same so there is very little getting used to the new instrument. it's great as travel guitar but it has a unique voice that stands on its own even amongst other instruments. It's small, but it definitely cuts through the mix, a great way to broaden your sound palette!

This is no toy guitar, it's built with all the same features as my full sized instruments, and it shows!


Overview

Danube is my jumbo shape, and it's a power machine! Meant for dropped tunings it originally sports a fanned fret fingerboard with extra long scale on the bass, but is also available with a standard fingerboard. The deep reach cutaway and the contoured heel allow a comfortable reach all the way up to the last fret. The Ryan style bevel and the high waist make this big guitar surprisingly comfortable to play.

Overview

Columbia is my most requested model, featuring a versatile, well balanced sound. It is a powerful fingerstyle guitar that does not shy away from a flatpick. With a cedar top it lends a nice crispy, mature sound particularly suited for fingerstyle, while with a spruce top it gains more punch and a wider dynamic range. Back and sides can range from the classic indian rosewood to fancier cocobolo, ziricote, amazon rosewood.
It works beautifully with my deep reach cutaway and the Ryan bevel armrest, and the Flutes soundports lend an extra sound perspective to the player.

FaLang translation system by Faboba

features

All of my guitars are handmade, from the planks of wood to the finish buffing. The wood is carefully selected to achieve the desired tone, and flawlessy worked into a responsive and playable instrument. Each guitar can be customized with a wide array of options, from the cutaway to a compound radius fingerboard, and one-of-a-kind inlays and rosettes. I reserve particular attention to the ergonomics of the instrument and its playability, carefully developing a design idea that ties the instrument together.

tradition and innovation

Guitar making is a powerful mix of tradition and innovation. Each builder tries to find his personal recipe, and it's amazing how many different incarnations of a few pieces of wood and strings are out there. I tend to build with a modern approach with regards to the specs of the instrument (adjustable neck systems, alternative bridge designs, fan frets, bevelled armrest...), but some aspects of the construction are very traditional. For example I excusively use hide glue to brace the plates, the braces are hand carved, joints are hand planed.