David's handmade, custom guitars are made from the finest quality tone woods available in the world. Each instrument is lovingly created without the mass production methods common today. Neither are they "handmade" in a factory by many individuals who each only work on one part. David feels that individual, luthier-handmade instruments are nearing extinction.
David handcrafts all his instruments using a soundboard bracing pattern based on one that Jim D'Aquisto taught him. This bracing pattern is never exactly the same, since small changes are often made to develop the tonal characteristics of a particular top. Each top is judged on the merits of its stiffness, graining, and tap tone response. With unique bracing patterns, his instruments have incredible sustain, brightness and clarity. David has been using and perfecting this bracing system since the 70's and has developed a "feel" for its limitless potential.
David uses wood binding on all of his instruments. He believes, as D'Aquisto did, that wood is alive, and that it should not be replaced by dead materials such as plastic or pearl. He likes to keep it simple and pure, though he will do whatever the customer desires on their particular instrument.
All of David's instruments are equipped with adjustable truss rods, and Schaller tuning machines with pearl handles and fully compensated bone saddles. Lacquer finishes are kept ultra-thin so as not to restrict the movement of the wood.
All instruments are guaranteed for life to the original purchaser against defects in materials and workmanship. Please call or email for price quotes on custom instruments.