Acoustic Guitars

A selection of  acoustic guitars hand made by me for customers.

The End of Walnut ASAPJ

I had one last piece of my old stock of Oregon walnut left in mid 2004 and I used this to build an ASAPJ. I added a few extra details such as a figured walnut bridge, extra purling on the three piece back, flamed maple binding with a walnut lamination…

Colin's cherry ASAPCAW

Once upon a time Colin brought a friend of his to the workshop and introduced him to me. The friend bought an ASAP. From that day on Colin wanted a guitar for himself and this is what he chose. The back and sides are some of my beautiful and rare…

Chris's left hand cutaway

Chris's left handed ASAPJ. For his 40th birthday Chris's friend commissioned this special guitar for him. It is a left handed ASAPJ with a pointy cutaway made from some of my superb Swiss flamed maple with a flamed maple and walnut neck. The binding and bridge are also walnut. The…

Del's longscale Jumbo

Del wanted a guitar with a big sound for dropped tunings so I built him this Jumbo. To prevent 'flappiness' on the bass strings I made it with a longscale (690mm/27.16") as requested which increases the string tension. He also wanted a 12th fret join so this meant pushing the…

Dermot's shortscale ASAP

Almost 30 years ago Dermot bought a Martin. In 2003 he decided it was time for a new guitar and this is it. Dermot thought that the standard scale length of the Martin was a little long for him and the body a little large so he asked me to…

Jesús's Lizard

When Jesús ordered his ASAPJ through Dr Music he wanted it to incorporate his lizard icon on the face. He supplied the graphic and this is how it looks.Apart from that the guitar has a back and sides of beautiful Irish walnut, a top of sitka, a spalted beech soundhole…

Sunburst quilted maple Jumbo

Cherry Sunburst. Normally I prefer quilted maple to be tinted to give it an aged look and to bring out the figure but for this guitar the customer specified a cherry sunburst which would not be my first choice. But the customer, as usual,was right!So we have a Jumbo with…

TVR Baritone Acoustic

This TVR Baritone was the first acoustic baritone guitar I made. Based on the ASAPJ Cutaway body with some internal bracing changes to handle the high string tension the top, back and sides are all made from khaya mahogany from the same board, the neck is a laminate of maple…

The ASAP Bouzouki

Quite rare as I don't get to make very many. Possibly this is due to my idea that a bouzouki with a 'normal' body has very little bass response or projection. When you are trying to be heard in an Irish traditional music session you need all the bass and…

Slothead Irish cherry

While I was in a sawmill in Tipperary I was offered some Irish grown cherry. The boards were from a tree that was bigger than any I had seen in this country and were wide enough for me to be able to cut quartersawn sets of backs and sides from…
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