Steel String Guitars

Each guitar I make is unique and requires your input in the design process
Click below for a fairly complete matrix to help you understand all your choices
Shape and Size

Steel Guitar Selection Matrix

If this matrix seems overwhelming it should serve to remind you how limited your choices are in a store.

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6 String Tenor

Size – 13″ Lower Bout
24″ Scale Length
Plain Mahogany Body, Sitka Spruce Top
Rosewood Bindings, peghead veneer
Fingerboard, Rosette Inlay
This beautiful guitar is “soo intimate” and has incredibly big sound and great base for a small bodied guitar
“Everybody who sees this guitar wants to pick it up and play it.”

Jumbo 12 String

Highly Figured and Custom Selected Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides
Extensive Bearclaw Custom Selected Sitka Spruce Top
I incorporated wood from a dead tree in his yard into the guitar bracing!
Family Crest Inlayed in Peghead
Hand carved Bridge
Hand and CAD/Laser Engraved Pickguard with Customer Approved Design
Curly Maple Bindings
Rosewood Re-Inforced Split Neck
Peghead Veneer Top and Back Made of Bookmatded Brazilian Rosewood (same as back and sides)
Minimum Profile Neck Heel Design, Fancy Purfling, Inlayed Tail Pin, Back Graft
and Rosette Double Parallelogram Fingerboard Inlay

Jumbo 12 string
waisted dreadnaught cutaway

Waisted Dreadnaught Cutaway

Indian Rosewood and Western Red Cedar
Wide (1 15/16″ at nut) Neck for Big Hands
Custom Specified Electronics Installed
Dreadnaught Shape Cut in at the Waist to Sit Better on the Lap and Leg
Fingerboard Logo marks and Side Dots
Curly Maple Bindings
This full size dreadnaught “really booms, great tone and sustain.”
Red Cedar top complements the Indian Rosewood back and sides

Santa Barbara, California
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