Acoustic Guitars

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

Chuchi's quilted Jumbo

Chuchi decided to adapt an ASAP Jumbo to suit his needs. He must like Rio rosewood because he specified this wood for the binding, headstock veneer, scratchplate, soundhole rosette and bridge.The top is slightly figured bearclaw sitka onto a back and sides of quilted maple. The neck is two pieces…

Maple/cedar ASAP Cutaway

Another chance to show off some of the beautiful Swiss flamed maple that I have in stock. I found this wood in a veneer works in Basel. Only the very best quality of wood gets used for veneer making so this stuff is exceptional in it's figuring and a little…

Peter's ASAPJ in Rio

Peter's ASAPJ. Rio rosewood is very, very variable in colour from black through chocolate to almost white, often highly figured. I once had some which had beautiful green stripes in it - there's abit of green in this one too. When I started work on the rio in Peter's guitar…

Billy's Celtic Tiger ASAP Cutaway

Billy Mac is a jazz/bigband player but he wanted a small flat top for some teaching work he was doing and also wanted it to have an Irish/Celtic theme. So I built him his Celtic Tiger ASAP Cutaway.The back and sides are Irish Lacewood (which is plane tree maple cut…

Miguel Angel's Tasmanian Blackwood ASAPJ CAW.

A customer who had worked in Australia told me about Tasmanian Blackwood that was used for acoustic guitars in that country and, after some research, I found a supplier in Tasmania and bought some boards from him. The wood is spectacularly beautiful with deep and narrow flaming in rich colours.…

Dave's longscale ASAPCAW

As he plays a lot in open tunings Dave ordered this longscale ASAP and, because he is an Irish American, wanted it in an Irish timber - he chose Irish cherry. To continue the Irish theme he chose celtic knot inlays (which he found on the internet) for the headstock,…

Akira's ASAP cutaway

Akira's ASAP Cutaway. This is the second guitar I have made for Akira Fujino to his specification. The top is yellow cedar and the solid wood rosette is spalted beech. Back and sides are very fine Swiss flamed maple which I bought in a veneering plant in Basel. The neck…

Jim's Jumbo

Jim Mote lives in sunny Florida and has quite a collection of guitars. And this is the one I built for him. The top is fine sitka, the back and sides rather nice quilted maple with a centre strip of Rio. All binding is Rio. Most of my acoustic necks…

Ross's elegant ASAP

Simple, elegant ASAP. More of the beautiful Irish cherry. Ross's ASAP has a pale sitka top with mahogany binding, an ebony fingerboard and ebony bridge. The machinehead knobs, trussrod cover and bridgepins are ebony also. The headstock and heel are faced with lacewood. Simple and elegant with great sound.Ebony fingerboards…

Flamey Beech ASAPCAW

European beech is a fine tonewood which has been used by luthiers for centuries. But most beech tends to be rather bland visually. Around 2002 I was in a timber yard in Northern Ireland looking for Irish walnut and I asked the foreman if he had anything else of interest…
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