A cedar lattice from 2020 with wonderful Indian rosewood for the body, African blackwood head, fingerboard and armrest, padauk bridge, beautifully played by Dragos Ilie.
I continue to show some older work, this time a flamenco from 2020, cedar with cypress, Rio fingerboard, aluminium tuners – quite light overall. Unfortunately the only sound sample is by yours truly and in raw wood. Big and rich sound, really loved it (especially for a cedar top)
My first elevated neck guitar! While it doesn’t seem to make a tremendous difference in playability (at least for my hands/skill) there are several constructive aspects that make me wish I had started doing it sooner.
Red cedar soundboard, lattice braced, muninga bridge
Indian rosewood body and headplate, mahogany binding
Spanish cedar neck with African blackwood fingerboard, Gotoh premium tuners.
Recording is made with just a shellac seal coat on the soundboard, fresh uncured nitro back and sides, carbon strings (fresh as well thus going out of tune)
A pair of twin 8 string guitars I started late last year but took a long time to finish as I tried to learn how to apply nitrocellulose lacquer. Besides these I also recently finished another two and now I am confident to offer it as standard finish for the back, sides and neck. The soundboards will continue to be french polished.
-lattice braced cedar soundboard, Brazilian rosewood bridge.
-intense purple Indian rosewood body and headplate
-Cedro and wenge neck with Amazon rosewood fingerboard.
They are for a very musical (and dear to me) Romanian duo and I hope to post a video as soon as they acquaint themselves with the instruments.
Edit: two live clips fished on YT after the photos.
Red cedar soundboard braced in a new pattern that resembles Friederich.
Indian rosewood body, binding, headplate and Brazilian rosewood bridge
Spanish cedar neck with ebony fingerboard.
Raw recording made before french polishing. The guitar has a deep bass with focused trebles, a type of cross between a traditional fan sound and Bouchet.
-red cedar soundboard with modified Bouchet bracing
-Madagascar rosewood bridge, back and sides
-Very old African mahogany neck with African blackwood headplate and fingerboard, Gotoh Premium tuners.
Raw recordings made before french polishing:
Cedar soundboard, lattice bracing
Indian rosewood body, bridge, binding, back headplate
Ebony headplate and fingerboard, V-joint cedro neck
Soundclip in raw state before french polishing, Savarez strings.
This is a special guitar which I made for myself. It happened that last year the number of builds caught up with my age – 34.
The (fan-braced) soundboard is the best I have handled so far, rivaling a double top. According to the seller it came from a reclaimed dead tree from the Vancouver area.
-back, sides, headplate and rosette of highly figured Honduras mahogany, the famous “the tree” cut in 1965.
-neck and bridge of 60 yo Brazilian rosewood
-fingerboard and back strip of bois-de-rose Madagascar rosewood, Indian rw binding.
Recently the guitar passed to an incredible guitarist I met, Cristian Gramesc from Salzburg.
Soundclips: pieces by Tedesco, Regondi and Brouwer, Savarez strings.
-red cedar top, lattice bracing, 650mm scale, Madagascar rosewood rosette
-Indian rosewood body with soundport
-Spanish cedar neck with Honduras mahogany head and Macassar ebony fingerboard
-Brazilian rosewood bridge, Indian rw headplate and maple binding.
French polished clips (soundport closed), Savarez carbon strings:
Raw wood clip (soundport closed), Savarez carbon strings: