In pursuit of
Craftsmanship. Tone. Playability.
It has now been 25 years since I started building instruments at a professional level. I have learnt a lot along the way and feel I am still learning my craft, there is always something new to try, be it method or material. I use my experiences as a luthier to draw on materials, designs and construction techniques to produce the best instruments I can.
I build a relatively small number of instruments per year, I focus on quality rather than quantity. Most of my work is built to customer specification though some stock instruments are made available throughout the year.
As a member of the European Guitar Builders Association (EGB), I strive to be ethical in my approach and in my use of materials. I have witnessed great changes in material availability throughout my years of trading. Today we are at a point where some traditional timbers are becoming scarce. As a consequence we are also at a point where alternative materials, be they natural or man-made are becoming more available and these are offering up new possibilities to instrument makers.
In pursuit of my art, I strive to create instruments, which, in the hands of musicians will in turn become vehicles for their art.