I have been building acoustic guitars since 2014 and resonator guitars since 2013. To date I have built 8 flat-top acoustic guitars and one archtop guitar. I have also made four squareneck resonator guitars and one roundneck resonator.
This is my fifth resonator guitar and fourth squareneck. This one is made from cherry with curly maple binding and maple soundwell. The finish is Tru Oil. The cone and spider were both made by Paul Beard, the tuners came from Stew-Mac and the rest of the hardware is of overseas manufacture. The nut is … Continue reading Resonator guitar #5, cherry squareneck-$850
This is the third parlor guitar I have built to this design, but the first two were custom instruments and are shown in the Shop News from May 2018 and November 2019 instead of here on the Guitars page. This guitar has curly maple back, sides, and neck, with walnut binding, headstock overlay, truss rod … Continue reading Acoustic guitar #8, curly maple parlor size-$800
This is my fourth resonator guitar and third squareneck. This one is made from walnut with curly maple binding, cherry blocks and maple soundwell. The finish is Tru Oil. The cone and spider were both made by Paul Beard, the tuners came from Stew-Mac and the rest of the hardware is of overseas manufacture. The … Continue reading Resonator guitar #4, walnut squareneck-$950
This is the first walnut guitar I have built, and the third OM size. It has a slightly deeper body than a standard OM size would have. The back, sides, linings and neck are walnut, the binding is cherry, the headstock overlay is curly walnut, the fretboard and bridge are persimmon and the soundboard and … Continue reading Acoustic guitar #4, walnut OM size-$600
This is my third acoustic guitar and first archtop. The back, sides and neck are cherry, the soundboard is douglas fir, the fretboard and bridge are jatoba, the tailpiece is beech and the peghead overlay is cherry burl. I used Robert Benedetto’s book for the design. The lower bout is 17″ wide, the scale length … Continue reading Archtop guitar-cherry and Douglas fir-sold
I completed this guitar in March 2015. The back, sides and neck are cherry, the soundboard is spruce, the fretboard and bridge are jatoba and the bindings and other trim are maple. This guitar has traditional spruce X bracing. The bridge pins are ebony and the nut and saddle are bone. The fretboard has … Continue reading Acoustic Guitar #2, OM size-sold
This is my second resonator guitar, built in April 2014. The cone is a Beard Classic and the spider is a Beard #14. The coverplate, tailpiece, tuners and sound screens are imported parts bought from Beard Guitars. The soundwell is the traditional style made of maple with 9 holes. The fret markers and binding are … Continue reading Resonator Guitar #2-sold