Luthier, guitar maker, forester, scientist
I build guitars. It's not my first profession -- I actually trained as a forester and tree geneticist, have worked in that capacity on every continent of the planet, and continue to consult in the field. But, I've always been a wood worker and I've played the guitar for as long as I can remember. So, lutherie, the building of stringed instruments, has been a developing interest over the last few years and is becoming a new career for me, one that I hope I can continue long after my retirement from science.
In this blog, I plan to feature some of my ongoing projects -- with narrative and photos -- and hope it might be of interest to guitar players looking for that special instrument. For me, every project is unique, working toward a personal objective to craft something special or to provide a musician with his/her "dream" instrument. I learn from every instrument I make, and strive to achieve the highest standard of craftsmanship, while building instruments that are first-and-foremost designed to be played by discerning musicians.
So, please enjoy what you find on these pages and join me in this journey
To contact me about guitars for sale, custom work or repairs, please call +1-514-805 5709, or use the email link.