My adventures in lutherie

To everything there is a season...

In January 2002 my father passed away, and I inherited some of his wood tools. I had always loved working in his shop, now it was my turn. What did I want to make from wood?

Accoustic Guitars!

So the idea was hatched. I turned to my friend Steve Mayfield for advice on how to get started, and coaching in the project. The results of my early efforts show his coaching, not my skill. My gratitude for the assistance is enduring. Thanks Steve.


An engineering prototype in 2005
Guitar built in 2003
Guitar built in 2004
Guitars built in 2005