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The Morning Song

I wonder if Picasso would have liked..

The guitar's name comes from Picasso's Master Piece, "Femme devant un mirroir", the main character of which is inlayed into the upper part of the neck. Figured bublinga laminate back and sides, multi-piece rosewood neck and ebony fingerboard.

 

                        

Sad City

Definitively a one of a kind 17"...

Believe it or not, some guitars are harder than others to let go. "Sad City" was one of them. Brazilian Rosewood laminate back and sides, elaborate "Sad City" neck inlay, cocobolo faceplate, tailpiece and pickup rings.

Lucky enough though, she's in good hands...

 

 

 

Spring time

Summertime's little sister...

Here's a V2.0 of the original Summertime. Slightly lighter bracing for a better response to softer playing styles.Again here, quilted maple laminates are used for back and sides. Rosewood neck and cocobolo tailpieces and finger rest.

 

 


Bluemoon (aka galadriel)

Archtops can rock too..

Here's another example of my "Blue line" of 16" archtops. Again here, the Gretsch styling is obvious but in the case of this particular guitar, is complemented with mother of pearl body purfings and delicate neck inlays. Click below to hear Asif Illyas show his stuff...

Silver and Gold

A traditional 17" archtop: Full tone...

"Here, no frills: but a guitar that can be taken to gigs and deliver. Figured bubinga laminate back and sides, sitka laminate top. Ebony fingerboard, 25" scale.

 

  

 

The lady in black

Carved top and back 17"...

Here's one of my earlier carved 17". Turned out really nice with a full voice. Finished in all black NC lacquer with custom tailpice et al. Hear Brant Peppley, the "Jazz Doctor" say what he thinks...


Brownie BUrst

A Classic...

For many, the classic archtop must sport a "burst" of some kind. Well, here's my interpretation of that finish. A 17" classic archtop, with parallel bracing and  vintage Gibson PAFS, it delivers that tone that a lot of players are after.

The Catwoman

For Brian Stezer Left-Hand Fans...

This customer wanted a "souped up" version Stetzer's axe. There she is....in a fairly unusal color. But boy, what a sight on stage...

 

Archtop Bass

A short scale archtop bass...

I don't get too many requests for archtop basses but here's that I built about 2 years ago: short 30" scale for a good balance, curly maple laminate back and sides, maple neck,custom ebony tailpiece and fingerboard. The inlay on the headstock means "comfortable", which is half ot the word for music (comfortable sound) in Japanese That's what she's good at.