Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Martin Simpson
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Church street blues
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I make guitars in Minneapolis, They are hand made and one of a kind guitars. My mission is to create instruments that are beautiful, have superior sound quality and are a joy to play. I accomplish this by useing time honored designs and materials and methods that have proven to be worthy. I use a dovetail neck/body joint, scalloped X bracing, hot hide glue and lacquer finish. You could say that I am a traditionalist when it comes to guitar design. The guitar is a complex object and it is important to look to the past to learn what has worked and build from that knowledge.
"I have a left handed Blue Chip TAD 3R 40 pick and I find it a great pick to use, no scraping and quick on the strings. The only problem is that the tone is quite bass-y which is great for lead picking or Mandolin but not so good for rhythm…"
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Howdy. I'm a guitar maker and I got an inquiry from one Tim Allred on my contact form that I use on my website to try to cut down on spam. Unfortunately he didn't give a phone number and he gave an email address that will accept messages only from addresses that are on his list--which obviously mine is not. So my messages have all been returned to me. There are many Tim Allreds around. I noticed that this site has a member by that name, who is clearly interested in guitars, so I though…See More