I make acoustic guitars and ukuleles, specializing in smaller body guitars and soprano, concert, tenor, bass, and baritone ukuleles. I am hoping to change the idea that endangered exotic woods are the only appropriate materials for a great acoustic instrument so I prefer to use local, sustainable woods such as maple, oak, ash, cherry and walnut. For tops I prefer to use Eastern European (Carpathian) spruce rather than Red spruce due to the thoughtful manner in which it is harvested and its proven track record of producing incredible soundboards for guitars and ukuleles.
Most of my instruments follow pre-war Martin patterns and forms, and are made almost completely by hand, only using basic shop machines and hand tools. Each neck is unique and shaped by hand, custom mother-of pearl inlay is sawed with a jeweler’s saw and hand inlaid, metal or wood inlay is also provided as an option.