Construction

Classical & Flamenco Guitars

I construct my classical and flamenco models using the traditional Spanish method with the soundboard faced down on a solera (dished work board).

High quality quarter sawn European spruce is used for the soundboard and bracing.

 

African rosewood, flame maple and cypress are typically used for the back and sides although I am happy to discuss alternative tonewoods if you are looking for something in particular.

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I prefer to use cedar (cedrela) for necks especially flamenco models due to its light weight and lively tonal qualities.

 

Honduran mahogany is also available.

Ebony is used for fingerboards.

I offer a choice of two finishes for these models.

 

All shellac French polish or a combination of shellac French polish for the soundboard and cellulose lacquer for the back, sides and neck.

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Archtop Guitars

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All of the top and back plates for my archtop models are hand carved from solid tonewoods.


High quality flame maple, Honduran mahogany and European spruce are used for body construction depending on model.

 

Alternative tonewoods available on request.

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I use flame maple or Honduran mahogany for necks. Ebony for fingerboards.


Finishes are nitrocellulose or 2k lacquer in natural/clear or sunbursts in a range of colours and tones.

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