Instruments For Sale

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These are the guitars I currently have in stock. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for here, tell me what it is and I'll be happy to build it for you. 

Flamenco Guitar - 2021.

$4200

 

An elegant, very lightly built, traditional flamenco guitar. Cypress body, Spruce top.  Unique inlay art, created from a variety of wood species. Scale length 650mm 

Archtop Guitar - 2021.

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Fully handcarved from master grade Caucasian Spruce and Turkish cherry wood, this is a one of a kind archtop guitar. The antique finish was achieved using a variety of natural pigments and shellac.

Rosewood\Cedar  and seashells Acoustic Guitar - 2021.

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Wonderfully balanced, rich and powerful acoustic guitar, inlaid with Mediterranean seashells.

Soundboard - master grade Western red Cedar

Body - Indian Rosewood

Neck - Figured mahogany and ebony

Head veneer, bindings and fretboard - Ebony

'Sweetgum' - 2020.

Price - $4250

This is a fairly small bodied guitar, lightly built, but sturdy enough to handle life on the road. The tone is very well balanced, warm and bright and the guitar is very comfortable to play. The back and sides are made from American Sweetgum (Liquidambar) wood. The soundboard is Caucasian Spruce. The neck is Mahogany with an ebony fretboard. Inlays are made from Shells collected from the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The bridge pins and endpin are turned from a piece of almond wood from a tree in my garden.

Here is a video of Noam Dayan putting this guitar though its paces:

'The Beast' -Acoustic Bass Guitar

Prototype based on Subharmonic principles - 2021.

Price - $4800

 

This guitar has some unusual and novel features. Particularly the soundboard and back bracing. My aim was to build a structure that was as light as possible but which would be strong enough to withstand the string tension, while at the same time, effectively transferring the string vibrations to every part of the instrument without loss of energy. I took inspiration from natural, organic structures which have evolved to be perfectly efficient.

Another feature is the asymetric tapered back. The bass side is slightly narrower than the treble side, making it more comfortable to play, even though the body is 13cm deep.

 

The body, neck, bindings and bridge are made from three types of mahogany, about half of it from reclaimed sources. The soundboard is sitka spruce. The fretboard is Indian rosewood and has 24 frets, scale length is 830mm.

'Red Earth' Classical Guitar, 2019

Price - $3500

This is a large bodied classical guitar with a powerful, deep response. I have used Padouk wood for the body as well as for the neck, which lends a warm, rich tone and excellent sustain as well as having a very striking, appearance. Padouk wood is naturally bright red in colour which, over time darkens to a deep burgundy.

The soundboard is Caucasian Spruce. The fretboard and bindings are ebony. The rosette, inlaid with shells from the Sea of Galilee, is my artistic representation of our rapidly warming Planet Earth, orbiting in space. Scale length 660mm.

Flamenco Guitar, 2019

Price - $3500

This is a large bodied flameco guitar, the same body shape as the 'Red Earth' guitar above, but with Cypress body. Also with a powerful, deep response, especially strong on the bass. Unusually for modern flamenco guitars, I have used wood for the golpeadores instead of the more commonly used plastic. This is something you would have found on older guitars, before the invention of plastic. It gives a more woody tone, especially for tapping techniques and gives ample protection to the soundboard, which is very thin and lightly braced. As with all my flamenco guitars, this is very lightly built, making it extremely responsive. The large body size adds increased volume and projection, making this an ideal guitar to accompany other instruments, singers and percussion. 

Traditional peghead Flamenco Guitar, 2016

Price - $2900

This is the lightest guitar I have ever made, weighing in at a little over 1200g. It is a traditional Flamenco guitar in every way. It is extremely responsive and has a deep, warm and complex tone. The body is made from fragrant Cypress wood. The soundboard is an excellent set of Alpine Spruce 'Moonwood' with lots of beautiful bearclaw figuring. The neck is Honduras Cedar and the fretboard and bridge are Indian Rosewood. The action is very low, making this perfect for effortless, fast flamenco styles.  Scale length 650mm.

'Spiral' Guitar, 2016

Price - $2900

An unusual, fairly small bodied classical guitar with a surprisingly big sound.

Alpine Spruce soundboard. Indian Rosewood body. Honduras Cedar neck. Ebony fretboard. 650mm scale length.

Mandolin, 2014

Price - $2200

A lovely mandolin with some unusual details and rare, figured mahogany body. Sitka spruce soundboard and cherry wood neck made from a tree in London that I knew well.

Here is a clip of Uri Buri on this mandolin and Gil Mann on the  acoustic guitar featured next on this page:

Folk guitar, 2015

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The soundboard is made from master grade Western Red Cedar and unusually for a steel string guitar, is fan braced. This gives the strings a very elastic, 'bouncy', energetic feel. The body is made from a lovely, dark Indian Rosewood. The neck is made from the same figured mahogany as the mandolin pictured above and is laminated with ebony for added strength and stability. The bindings, fretboard and head veneer are also ebony, giving this guitar a dark and distinguished look. Shells from the Sea of Galilee are used for inlays around the soundhole, in the wings of the bridge and at the end join. The fretboard is flat (radius of infinity) making it very comfortable for playing fingerstyle.