The storyteller guitar project is gathering momentum these days and I am getting ready to transition from designing and sketching to building. The musicians’ crowd funding campaign has 3 weeks left and they would appreciate your help in getting the word out and some small donations for this project. If you haven’t heard about this project yet, this is the place to find out more. Updates to this project are posted here.
Current Custom Builds
I am currently finishing a Baglama (a turkish lute) for an exhibition in Montpellier, France. You can see some pictures here. The exhibition takes place at the beginning of October, and I am also getting some cigar box guitars ready to bring. More information about the Montpellier exhibition can be found here.
repairs and restorations:
For inquiries about instrument repairs, please contact me via phone or email. Assessments are free of charge, and best performed in the store where I can see the instrument and use my tools to ascertain its condition.
The repair picture section is continually growing. I added another instrument repair I have started to work on: a Martin D-28. It is “only” a bridge reglue, but I found it is an excellent example to outline why luthiers are so adamant about aged wood and controlled climate. You can find the first few pictures here.
I am also still working on the very popular lute top replacement, which has just turned into a major overhaul – the neck was reset as well. I separated both restoration processes, catering to those who are looking for specific information a specific procedure.
Another exciting restoration I currently have underway is a Martin 00-18. At the moment I am focusing on closing numerous cracks in the sides and the top, and also some correction of the head block position. This restoration should yield some very diverse and interesting pictures in the next weeks and possibly months. I also created a short video demonstrating how I use a video camera inside of the guitar and magnets to perform restorations in areas which are difficult to reach.
reduced pricing on exhibition and pre-owned guitars
Now there is extensive pricing information on this website regarding exhibition and pre-owned guitars that are currently for sale. I added galleries, sound samples and specifications (basic measurements that are relevant to musicians and the “feel” of the instruments). You can find these pages at: