Blog Posts: 2019

Vintage Parlour Guitar Build

One of my early parlour guitars was inspired by the Martin style parlours. It was somewhere between a 0 and 00 in size, with quite a deep body. I wanted to squeeze as much tone as I could out of the small shape, so when thicknessing the plates i feathered the edges a bit more than normal. This has the effect of allowing the soundboard and back to vibrate more freely in the monopole, helping the ba … Read More »

Modern OM Build

This guitar was finished (and sold) a year or so ago. It was my take on a modern OM fingerstyle guitar, with a unique body size a little smaller than a typical OM and inspired by the shape of the Larson Euphonon, with square shoulders and a curvy lower bout. It had a european spruce top with some cool bearclaw to it, and sapele back and sides, which was a deep orange colour with some wicked str … Read More »

Cedar OM Build

Here is a quick summary of another small OM build I completed a few years ago. It had a cedar soundboard, african mahogany back and sides, white plastic trim, rosewood bridge and fretboard. Very simple appointments, and a nice warm oil finish. The body shape was my first iteration of an OM style guitar, although this model was made with a 12th fret neck joint rather than 14th. I wanted the guitar … Read More »

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