How we build guitars

Beautifully handcrafted acoustic guitars.

Why our guitars are special
All our guitars are individually handcrafted allowing us to feel the wood, which is important because every piece is unique and must therefore be worked differently.
It also lets us make the necessary adjustments to the base design to suit the wood we’re working with. We can’t be bound by machines and a production line telling us what the right thing to do is – through understanding, experience and feel we can make the right choices for the materials we're working with.
The build process
We use traditional hand tools for many of our processes. We take this approach to ensure we're getting the best out of the wood we’re working with. If we used power tools for everything we may miss a crucial clue, hint or warning from the wood. We believe this gives us the best chance of crafting some of the finest instruments possible.
To make sure we don’t wear ourselves out completely there are a few exceptions to this. Utlising power tools can make some processes more efficient, so for some tasks we may use tools such as a pillar drill, band saw, router or power sander. However in these instances all are still commanded skillfully.