I have chosen to model my 6 & 12 string guitars after the splendid fingerpicking guitars of the early 1900’s. I feel that the instruments of Oscar Schmidt & Co, Larsons and Holzapfel are some of the highest form of creation, innovation and tone. The instruments have a clear range of strong tonal qualities with even bass, midrange and treble and large dynamic range (headroom). Most instruments are available with Larson laminated X bracing, Stella style Ladder bracing or my unique hybrid Ladder/laminated X bracing. From my experience, Ladder bracing tends to have a clearer, more forward tone while the Larson X bracing has a slightly less clear, but more refined tone. Of course these are generalities and are modified by tonewood selections.
The guitars are built largely with either Adirondack Red Spruce or European spruce (Picea Abies). Back and ribs are available in 70 yr old Brazilian rosewood, Honduras mahogany, ribbon Sapele, Quarter sawn White Oak in either “comb figure” or “ray and flake” figure, and flamed Maple. Other species are available by request.
Please see the options page for further information.




CONCERT 6




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Standard features

24.875” scale
Ladder or Larson X bracing
AA grade Red spruce top
Sapele or QS white oak back and sides
Mahogany neck
Golden Age tuners
Ebony fingerboard with MOP dots
Ebony Bridge
Carbon Fiber “Tone Tubes”
Ivoroid binding
Lacquer Finish

Base Price: $4495.



GRAND CONCERT 6





Standard features:
25.34” scale
Ladder or Larson style X bracing
AA grade Red spruce top
Sapele or QS white oak back and sides
Mahogany neck
Golden Age tuners
Ebony fingerboard with MOP dots
Ebony bridge
Carbon Fiber “Tone tubes”
Ivoroid body binding
Lacquer finish

Base price: $4795.

GRAND CONCERT 12




Standard features:
25.34”scale
Medium to heavy strings
Hybrid ladder or Larson X bracing
AA grade Red spruce top
Sapele or QS white oak back and sides
Mahogany neck
Slotted headstock
Golden Age tuners
Ebony fingerboard with MOP dots
Ebony bridge
Carbon fiber “Tone tubes”
Ivoroid body binding
Lacquer finish

Base price: $4995.




PARLOR




Standard features:
24.875” scale
Ladder bracing or Larson X bracing
AA grade Red spruce top
Sapele or QS white oak back and sides
Mahogany neck
Slotted headstock
Golden Age tuners
Ebony fingerboard with dots
Ebony bridge
Carbon Fiber “Tone tubes”
Ivoroid binding
Lacquer finish

Base Price: $4495.


HOLZAPFEL 12



Standard features:
25.34” scale
Holzapfel ladder bracing
AAA grade Red spruce top
Sapele back and sides
Slotted headstock
Herringbone purfling
6 or 12 pin bridge
Golden Age tuners
Ebony fingerboard with dots
CF tone tubes
Ivoroid top binding and tortoise back binding
Lacquer finish

Price: $7995.






Stelle 12





Standard features:
26.22” scale
Stella ladder bracing
AAA grade Red spruce top
Ribbon Sapele back and sides
Slotted headstock
Golden Age tuners
Ebony fingerboard with dots
Authentic Stella purfling
CF tone tubes
Ivoroid top and back binding
Lacquer finish

Price: $8995.