I have copied numerous guitars from important historical makers, among those Antonio Torres, Herman Hauser, and Robert Bouchet. Additionally, I’ve patterned guitars after more contemporary makers such as Jeffrey Elliott, Daniel Friederich, and Paul Fischer. My experimentation with both traditional and contemporary designs has given me confidence in the beauty and longevity of the tradition passed down to me through my mentor, Jeffrey Elliott. Drawing deep from the wells of the Spanish and Romantic traditions, my concert model remains faithful to its roots. Like its predecessors from the 19th and 20th centuries, it pushes the envelope of classical and steel string acoustic guitar sound and playability through this very day.
My sound can be described as having a strong presence, shades of dark and light, and with a balance of fundamental and overtone notes from string to string. This overtone balance is crucial to me, as I want each note to sound full in itself, yet also maintain its separation and distinctness from other notes. I always build for clarity and nuance of tone first, but without neglecting volume. I find that in doing so, the resulting guitar is both loud and clear, and invites you to play it for hours. Precise intonation and a lack of dissonant or conflicting overtones are also important to me, and I strive to build this into my models. Read about my classical guitars below or view my steel string model.
Choice of European or Engelmann spruce, western red cedar or redwood top
A selection of Rosewood, satinwood, European maple, or various other choice woods
Brazilian, Indian or Madagascan rosewood bridge
Spanish cedar neck and heel, scarf joint headstock
Body dimensions: 99mm depth at the tail, 93mm at heel, otherwise standard Hauser body dimensions
Fingerboard width: 52mm nut, 62mm at 12th fret with 650mm scale length (all customizable)
Klaus Scheller tuners and a TKL or Cordoba Humicase case are included