Every instrument is an individual build. Details such as 12 or 14 fret necks, headstock style, 6 or 12 strings and stringing geometry, cutaways and trim styles can all be decided on when an instrument is commissioned. However I am set up for certain body shapes and have developed a number of specific styles of instrument:
Steel strung, jumbo style body, 405mm wide
Steel strung model “G” Small Jumbo style, 380mm wide
Guitars inspired by a Martin model “O” made in 1900. Parlour guitar, 350mm wide. Steel or nylon strung
Tenor guitar, 295mm wide
mandolins, archtop or flat top
Citterns and celtic bouzoukis
My solid body instruments are always totally custom.
I’m always happy to hear about interesting projects. Examples have included converting an old Hofner archtop into a surprisingly effective celtic bouzouki, making a Fender style five string mandocaster and the Frankencaster, a Telecaster Variax hybrid.