Thursday, 3 November 2016

Last setup work



It's been a really busy week and I have now finished the guitars and got them ready for shipping. I think I've been pushing myself more then ever to get a perfect setup and feel and playabilty and I am happy with it. It is so important to get the feeling right. I always want the customer to be happy with his or her guitar, so happy he or she can't put it away any more. But if the fingers start to hurt too soon this is going to happen...
I have also been doing a lot of preparation for shipping which is so much work if you are doing it for the first time. Soon it is time to say good bye to them...



Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Twins



It has been quite a while since I've been posting and fortunately I am not dead. Life has kept me busy not only in the workshop but with family and home stuff as well. But anyways...
I have somehow managed to finish the two guitar order which I always referred to as "The Twins". Brother and sister guitars of the same model, same specs, one with a spruce top and pearwood details and one with a cedar top and ebony details. Both have back and sides of Indian Rosewood and a mahogany neck.
These are two examples of my new CL model. CL because it is based on a classical body shape (but having steel strings) and an overall more classical appeal with the wider slotted headstock and a "fake tie block bridge". The classical shape gives this guitar a huge sound but very balanced in all registers. 







Saturday, 6 August 2016

Guitar of the month


I am very happy that another one of my guitars made it "guitar of the month" at Guitar Basar in Osnabrück. The shop has a wonderful selection of high quality instruments and represents few German luthiers as well as companies like Furch and Duke. They have even been exclusive dealer for Kevin Ryan Guitars in Germany for many years.
This is a beautiful video of my latest OM model finished about one year ago in 2015. Listen to his extraordinary guitar playing! I am especially honoured that he said it would be his guitar of choice if he didn't build guitars himself.
Enjoy!

Monday, 30 May 2016

Twins


It's been busy two months but I am happy to share some of the work that has been done with you. The custom order twins are going to be finished soon hopefully. It is a really interesting build as they are two almost identical guitars one with a spruce top and one with a cedar top. I haven't done such a thing yet and I am very curious about the result and about comparing them.  


Monday, 14 March 2016

Peter Finger Video

Peter Finger made a beautiful video of my L-00 model "The Sparrow". It is titled "guitar of the month" and I am very happy to say that it is now available at the Guitar Basar store in Osnabrück. The store has long time been an exclusive distributor of Kevin Ryan Guitars in Germany and is stuffed with a lot of beautiful handmade guitars. I feel honoured that Peter Finger picked one of my instruments to sell in his shop. Being a player on such an amazing level for such a long time and being a builder as well he surely knows a good guitar.

Enjoy!




And the link to the Guitar Basar homepage: 

http://www.acoustic-music.de/epages/63090349.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/63090349/Categories 
 

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

More OM


As promised here are a few more pictures of the OM model. It is the prototype of my new OM shape and made of Alpine spruce and Honduras rosewood. It features a 650mm scale and some Waverly tuners with ebony buttons.
















Saturday, 30 January 2016

OM


Here are a few more pictures of my latest OM model. It has a German alpine spruce top and Honduras rosewood back and sides. The neck is cedro or Spanish cedar and everything else is ebony.
For the tuning machines I used the perfect Waverlys with ebony buttons. Just the perfect tuner for a vintage inspired slotted headstock.
This guitar will be with me at the "Bremen Guitar Art" Festival where I will exhibit and can be tryed out!