Acoustic Guitars

My shop is located in the beautiful town of Goderich, Ontario, Canada. I work alone, building a limited number of guitars each year. My building style is a blend of traditional and modern techniques coupled with my own innovations. From start to finish, I handle every aspect of the instrument's construction. Click here for pricing information.

The following features are standard on all my instruments:

  • High-quality, solid tonewoods
  • Mahogany, Cherry or Walnut back and sides
  • Spruce (Sitka, Engelmann) or Red Cedar top
  • Bound Ebony fretboard, Ebony bridge
  • Mahogany neck with carved volute
  • Wood binding and rosette
  • Black/white/black purfling with mitered joints at the tail wedge
  • Mother of Pearl or Paua Abalone logo and fretboard markers (not available in the US)
  • Gotoh tuning machines
  • High-gloss, lacquer-finished body, hand-rubbed oil finish on neck
  • Hiscox hard-shell case or TKL-style case (depending on shape)
  • Limited, lifetime warranty

Models

I currently offer 9 models. Click on the models for details about model-specific features and pricing. Please contact me for information and pricing on custom or unlisted shapes.

GA - Grand Auditorium
OM - Orchestra Model
000 - 000

SSD - Slope Shoulder Dreadnought

D - Standard Dreadnought

J - Jumbo
P - Piedmont (13-fret L-00)
B - Baritone
GB - Guitar-Bouzouki

 

A Word About Wood

When it comes to wood combinations for your instrument, you are only limited by your imagination. While standard woods such as Mahogany and Indian Rosewood continue to be popular, an ever-increasing number of woods are also becoming widely accepted for use in guitar-building. I have access to 35+ different types of wood for backs and sides, and 10+ varieties of Spruce, Cedar and other woods for tops. There are additional woods which I consider acceptable for use as fingerboards, bridges and necks. Rather than listing all available woods and their prices, I have listed those which are more commonly used. One reason for this is that pricing can often differ greatly depending on the supplier and the grade of wood available. If you are interested in a certain unlisted wood, contact me for price and availability. My suppliers often have a small number of highly-figured or unusually exotic sets of wood, which are only available for a few months before they sell out. Please contact me to find out what is currently available in these highly sought-after tonewoods.