Since 1974 I have been building guitars with a few simple objectives in mind: the best possible sound in a playable, durable and attractive instrument. My instruments combine the best of modern machine tooling with fine hand craftsmanship for consistant workmanship.

   To realize fully it's potential, each set of wood must be handled individually. Experience, training in traditional lutherie techniques, and a thorough knowledge of scientific principles enable me to obtain a full, rich, balanced sound from every instrument, using standard or non-traditional materials.

   As a life-long New England resident, and an experienced repairman, I know the hazards our climate holds for a guitar. My instruments are built with features that enhance their stability and durability, such as a fully-domed top with A-braces tied to the neck block.

   All of my classical and flat top guitars now feature a 3-part braid rosette design, in homage to the Moorish origins of the classical guitar, and my own Celtic heritage.

Back /sides Mahogany, Walnut or East Indian Rosewood
Top Spruce, Cedar or Redwood
Neck Mahogany or Walnut with Ebony or Hard Maple fingerboard and carbon fiber rod

   1- or 2-piece top purfling w/ 1 side line.


   Same as above with addition of pickguard, mother of pearl dot fret markers, and substitution of an adjustable truss rod.


Back /sides Flamed Maple
Top Spruce
Neck Laminated Maple with Ebony fingerboard and adjustable truss rod

   Pearl dot fret markers. Floating magnetic pickup .


Highly Flamed Maple back & sides
Brazilian Rosewood back & sides
$1500 - $2000
Master grade top
Bound fingerboard and head
Slot head on steel string (includes the upcharge for basic chrome Waverly™ tuners)
4-piece purfling w/sidelines
5-piece purfling and sidelines
Owl inlay in head
Split block fret markers
V-joined head
Gold Schaller tuners
Waverly™ tuners
$70 - $120
Side “port” with surround
Calton case

   A wide range of other back & side woods are available, ranging from Oak, Laurel, and Osage Orange to Madagascar and Honduras Rosewood and Cuban Mahogany. Please inquire.