The Art Of Lutherie
Fine Tuning Your Life - Podcast

Click Below To Listen To This Podcast:   Whether your a guitar player or collector or simply someone who appreciates art, I hope you’ll enjoy this podcast I’m sharing with you today. I recently had the great pleasure of discussing the finer points of art & guitars, plus a little bit about my personal story, […]

1 year, 9 months ago Posted in: Blog, French Polishing, The Art Of Lutherie 9
French Polishing

Click Here To Learn More What Is French Polishing? The term French Polishing refers to the art of using what is know as a pad, rubber, or muneca constructed usually of cotton cloth wrapped around some type of core material to apply a finish to a wood surface by rubbing.  So the term French polishing is really […]

Sculpting An Archtop Guitar Time-Lapse Video

Watch a Time Lapse guitar making video showing my process for hand carving an exceptional piece of highly flamed maple into a back for a 17″ archtop guitar. In the video, I show about 10hrs of work in around 30 seconds. It starts with a specially seasoned slab of tone-wood that I have carefully joined […]

I'm Not A Guitar Maker: I Just Make Guitars

I don’t know about you, but in order to be fully connected with my work and fully invested emotionally in it, I have to be clear on what I’m actually doing. What is the point of it all, why is it important? When I sort through all the different layers and levels to get down […]

Live Online Guitar Making Class

Many of you may have seen my last blog post where I had the privilege of announcing my new website focused on sharing the wonders of the art of hand crafting guitars with both players and guitar builders interested in understanding more about this wonderful, historical, and inspiring instrument we all love so much; the […]

4 years, 9 months ago Posted in: Blog, For Sale, Luthier Tools, The Art Of Lutherie 3
The Art Of Lutherie

Introducing a new guitar building website with video courses online now! Watch the sample video below! One of the greatest parts of my job is the wonderful people I get to meet and talk to everyday. My customers, students, and friends. I feel truly blessed to receive so many emails and phone calls from people […]

5 years, 1 month ago Posted in: Blog, French Polishing, The Art Of Lutherie 7
Guitar French Polishing Class

Guitar French polishing with shellac is an ancient craft that has been handed down for many generations. I am very passionate about French polishing; as it pertains to my work, and in the passing on of this important aspect of our craft of lutherie. This French Polishing Course Is now available online! Click Here To Learn More Last week […]

5 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Archtop Guitar, Blog, The Art Of Lutherie 1
Archtop Guitar Book Series Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the new web based version of my Archtop Guitar book, “The Creation Of the Natura Elite Archtop Guitar“. To Preview the book in its entirety, Purchase a hard cover or soft cover copy of the book, or Download a free high res PDF eBook version, Click The Button Below: Selecting Tone Woods […]

5 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Archtop Guitar, Blog, The Art Of Lutherie 1
Archtop Guitar Book Series Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of the new web based version of my Archtop Guitar book, “The Creation Of the Natura Elite Archtop Guitar“. I will be posting a new chapter every week or so from now through the end of the year to allow you to more easily read and enjoy it online and to […]

5 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Blog, Fanned Fret Guitar, The Art Of Lutherie 12
Understanding Fanned Fret Guitars And Scale Length

To read a new updated and expanded version of this article click here: Fanned Fret Guitars The concept of the multi-scale musical instrument (one in which each string has its own scale length) is not new by any means. It is commonly employed in many instruments such as the piano, harp, and others. This multi-scale arrangement […]