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Luthier in the northwest of the Northwest. Classical guitars, custom instruments, repairs and restorations.

Guitar Built in Spain – 2004

Here are some pictures of a guitar I built in Spain, 2004 in the Romanillos workshop.

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Rosette Samples

Rosettes The rosette has a function…  it isolates the soundhole from cracks. Other than that, they are decorative!  Here is a collection of some rosettes…  just for some ideas.  Let me know if a material intrigues your or if there … Continue reading

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Spruce Dazzle – All spruced up.

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When I get some wood it goes into a stack for several years.  It dries, and oxidizes.  This spruce, from the Alps, came rough sawn.  You can see below what it looks like before and after planing.  Planing gets rid … Continue reading

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Set # 11

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Different size and shape guitar patterns

“to see a photo of your Concert model against your Romanillos model” Let’s go with the larger one.  Not only is its breadth bigger, but also the length of it.  Since we are going with a longer scale length the … Continue reading

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Sets 9 and 11….

For LC:  In answer to your email questions….Both of these sets have inspiring visual and musical attributes.  Both have excellent tap tones.  Very solid and dense tone  with good high components. Both are a good size and both have excellent … Continue reading

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Don’t Keep Your Guitar On the Couch

Really.  It is a dangerous place. Keep it in it’s case, Steve Really.  It might be comfortable, but it is “Not Safe.”    

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A slightly radical change…Nico’s ax

Nico Audy-Rowland is a composer and performer of music that ain’t classical guitar.  But he likes to compose on nylon strings.  When he came to me with his martin backpacker, and an idea… He also likes a long-scale baritone tuning. … Continue reading

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Bart Migal is another repeat customer.  He originally found one of my guitars at a dealer in New York, and it was a gift to his dad!  Then he commissioned this one (seven string cutaway) from me a few years … Continue reading

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Bob’s Reyes Repairs

  Here is a recording of the repaired guitar!  Sev Jeff Bob 14 Nov 11 Bob gave me his old guitar to repair. Reyes, 1963.  Tipo E.  No strings.  No golpeador. No tie-block bone.   No nut.  Other than that, not … Continue reading

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