Asymmetrical, multiscale, flat top steel string guitar. Handmade by a luthier


The "baroque"

A pearl of irregular shape.





Shown above with Padauk back and sides.   3 piece Padauk, Curly Maple neck.  Ziricote fingerboard and bridge.  Bookmatched Ziricote peg head laminations.  Curly Maple binding and sound port.  Glow in the dark position markers and side dots.  Padauk hand plane shavings, cast in resin with metal leaf applied to the underside for the rosette and peg head inlay. (click thumbnails for gallery)


The "Baroque"

is my first original acoustic instrument design and currently my only flat top steel string.  Its asymmetrical design is a reflection of the multiple scale lengths and has become a common thread in my designs.    

Standard features include:

  • Sitka Spruce Top

  • 16" lower bout width, 4 7/8" depth at lower bout, 4" depth at upper bout
  • Multi scale: 25" on the high E to 26" on the low E
  • 1 3/4" nut width, 2 1/4" string spacing at the bridge
  • 12"-16" compound radius fingerboard
  • Bound body with top and side purfling
  • Bone nut and compensated saddle
  • Flattened Florentine cutaway with asymmetrical heel to allow access to higher frets
  • Carbon Fiber neck reinforcement
  • Glow in the dark position markers
  • Two way truss rod
  • Bound fingerboard 
  • Unbound headstock with carved bevel detail
  • Gotoh 510 mini tuners.  18:1 gear ratio
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Shown above with Walnut back and sides. Two piece Walnut neck. Curly, spalted, driftwood rosette and peg head laminations. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Black plastic binding. Glow in the dark side position markers.