This 12 fret Parlor guitar Red Spruce top, Flamed mahogany back and sides, Flamed Cedro neck feather weight with an incredible clarity and depth of tone.
Recently completed 7 string Mezzo Violin. The second 7 string on this frame, a challange to build but it came out well I think. Here is an excerpted quote from the customer after playing it a bit: "...My favorite unexpected so far is/are the unbelievable harmonic overtones that can be drawn out by bowing at [...]
Recently completed 5 course Florentine Mandocello (Luito) for John Pailillio Sitka top , mahogany back and sides . Laminated Cedro neck. Ebony fittings.
This A-style Mandocello just completed for Jim Walsh. Of Sitka Spruce and Red Maple, it turned out beautifully with a clear and open tone. Very punchy in the low strings and massive amounts of sustain. The basic appointments give a classic look.
Here are some pics of several new violins delivered this year . All of Sitka Spruce and one piece Big Leaf Maple back and sides. This combination is giving consistently great results with a sweet and full tone. The first was for Judith Bichai from Montreal. The requested "Daisy" peghead was an interesting twist on [...]
Ricardo Ramirez has just received his new 5 string Artist. I have taken his 5 string NV in trade which is an opportunity for some lucky person to get a great instrument . Here is a video of him playing it with his wonderful ensemble Editus. This is what Ricardo has to say about the [...]
This instrument has been one of the most interesting projects I have had in recent years. Finally complete, It has been two years since Jimmy first contacted me. Thru conversations and emails I feel like we have been partners in the creation of this unique and very special instrument. "Peacemaker" has lots of interesting features. [...]
This newest 6 string , built on Carleen Hutchings drawing for the mezzo violin, was built for Betty Widerski , a Boston area musician. Using domestic woods, the Sitka Spruce top and Eastern Maple back and sides helps with the instruments grit and clarity. I feel it is the most successful of these so far producing a well balanced [...]