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Steel-String Guitars


"Daniel's stringed instruments are second to none. His craftsmanship and attention to detail are matched to the remarkable sound of every instrument that has passed through my shop."   Terry Dean

I build steel string guitars in a few different body sizes:

15 5/8 inch 0000 size with a 14 fret neck.

15 inch OM size with a 14 fret neck.

14 5/16 inch with a 12 fret neck.

14 inch with a 12 fret neck.

These are my most common sizes, but there are many other options. most designs can be built with a cutaway if needed.

All my guitars are individually crafted, one at a time, by me, therefore I don't really have standard models and every guitar is a unique instrument.

I use the best quality materials available to me, and carefully construct, thickness and graduate each part of the guitar. My goal is to build resonant and responsive musical instruments with great tone, depth and clarity.

Some of the features I use on my guitars are:

Fine spruce tops of many varieties - European, Adirondack, Engelmann and Carpathian red spruce.

Beautiful Backs and sides of selected Tonewood - Rosewoods, Mahogany, Vic Blackwood, Red Mountain Cedar, WA sheoak and many more.

Top quality Ebony fretboards with hard Brass Evo fretwire for long life and durability.

Hand crafted wooden marquetry rosettes, purflings and wooden bindings.

Hand rubbed traditional nitrocellulose lacquer or French polish for a thin flexible finish that doesn't dampen the instruments sound quality.

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