Working with the wood, nurturing the materials, taking them to a point where carving and tuning equate into a nearly living harmonic being. The sum is greater than its parts......
A collage of work in progress.
Sometimes messy, usually technical,
From inception to completion, I craft from scratch to make an instrument worthy of putting my name on. This "sole authorship" may not mean that much to you, but it is important to me. This handcrafted aspect does become evident in the feel, sound, balance, playability and appearance..
My instruments are handcrafted from wood seasoned and specifically supplied for musical instruments. I prefer the personal investment of sole authorship, although I do use pre-made tuners,some bridges, fittings and strings.
Luthier and Archtop Instrument Maker