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This guitar has been my "favorite" for many years now. The body is based on classic guitar lines and curves, which gives it a wonderful sensuous look.  At the same time it is a bit larger, giving it the power that modern steel string players desire.  The volume of the body is very close to that of the justly famous C.F. Martin "OM" model, although the shape is distinctive.  I designed this instrument specifically with the fingerpicker in mind, and since my friend Leo Kottke played one for many years, I have to believe that it hit the mark. This guitar also works very well for voice accompaniment. The best descriptive word for this instrument is "balanced." It has very good volume, even tone, combining both warmth and brilliance, and is responsive over all strings at all frets. This guitar can be had with a cutaway and I will build it in a twelve fret neck version. (Go here for more information) 

This is the guitar which I built for each of my two children.


   Same guitar, this time in mahogany. The remaining photos on this page are thumbnails- click on them to see the full image.


Scale Length: -- 25.4 inches

Lower Bout: -- 15.25 inches

Upper Bout: -- 11.75 inches

Body Length: -- 18.75 inches

Body Depth: -- 4.5 inches



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