Custom made Acoustics for the discerning player

P11 AcousticThe new stock Model P-11 acoustic has been reviewed very favourably in May 09’s Acoustic Magazine. Click here for the full spec.

Other acoustics are made to order. South American hardwoods are strictly used only when reclaimed by me. Nut and saddle are always hand cut and fitted bone. Gotoh tuners are standard, with others available on request. Under saddle pickups from www.headwayelectronics.com are recommended and work very successfully on Blackspot, other pickup systems are available on request. Finish is a thin Nitro cellulose as standard or oil finish on special request – and an understanding of the nature of an oiled finish!

Prices start at £1850 although this includes top quality tonewood and a high degree of decoration as standard – please contact me for details and options. With the variables of size, choice of tonewood and decoration, each acoustic really has to be seen as an individual instrument, and so I don’t have standard models.

Slides 1-5 – Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, ebony fingerboard and bridge.
395mm across the lower bout with 120mm body depth give this guitar a lovely deep but focused sound. Likened to a great Yamaha from the 70’s both in sound and looks – I won’t complain about the comparison, although I don’t recall a model with green ‘crow’s foot’ binding picking out the subtle colours of Awabi shell inlay!

Slides 6-12 - Lovely Claro Walnut back and sides, Sitka Spruce top and 12 fret neck.
All combine for a rich sound which is versatile and rewarding to all styles of playing. Padouck binding and Gold Mother of Pearl inlay work allows the simplicity of style stand out.

Slides 13-16 - Claro Walnut back and sides as in the 12 fret guitar, but with a cedar top and 14 fret neck.
Warm and sweet sounding, you don’t have to work to hard to bring out the beautifull tone on this instrument – not as versatile as a spruce topped instrument, but if you play with a delicate touch, this guitar gives and gives. Black/white rope and maple binding combine with the darkness of the cedar to lend this instrument a distinctive grace.