The design of my guitars, and the construction methods I use, fall into
the broad category of 'traditional', and though I work within established
parameters, I have not copied any one particular instrument or maker.
Each piece of wood is distinct, and therefore the precise thickness of the
components of each guitar are adjusted accordingly. Stringing up a new
instrument always carries the thrill of finally, after weeks of
construction, hearing the effect of these minor, but crucial differences.
The body shape is of my own design, as are the decorative elements of the guitar: the head - inspired by the lines
of a painting by Picasso,
Woman With Yellow Hair - and rosette - inspired by the motif on an ancient Greek vase
housed in the British Museum.
Soundboard ............ Alpine Spruce
Back and Sides ... Indian Rosewood
Neck ....................... Spanish Cedar
Fretboard ........................... Ebony
Finish ...................... French Polish
Scale Length ..................... 650mm