Since 1994 I have specialized in building concert quality classical guitars using the absolute finest materials. I make instruments that have robust projection while maintaining a beautiful, versatile, voice. The aesthetic of my guitars is rooted in the Spanish tradition, however, my bracing patterns, signature sound portal that faces the player, and the other elements that shape the sound, have evolved and are distinctly my own.
I love my work and as a result, I create one-of-a-kind, inspired instruments which allow the player to enjoy a beautiful musical experience and have ample projection for the concert hall. Over the years I have been thrilled to have my guitars in the hands of many extraordinary Maestros & Maestras of this epoch; Eliot Fisk, Sergio and Odair Assad, Scott Tennant, Anabel Montesinos, Marco Tamayo, Angel Romero, Jose Maria Gallardo, David Tannenbaum and many more. (see artist page)
The Art & Craft of building for these virtuosos has been a fascinating journey. I personally select the finest tonewoods from around the globe to bring out the best voice and beauty in each guitar. Most recently, I have acquired some legendary “Bullrun” cedar from the Robert Ruck Collection. I have many years of woods stockpiled, which I season in a particular way at my oasis of a workshop, and inspiring location, looking down at a pond by a historic windmill. You’re welcome to set up a time to visit.