Thursday, 21 December 2017

Next Batch for Osnabrück

Some more stuff going on in the shop the last weeks. I started the next batch of two guitars for the Guitar Basar Osnabrück which are scheduled for mid 2018. The first  one is going to be an OM and its made of very special woods. Old italien olivewood for the back and sides. You can see on the pictures it is not a standart two piece back. I had to "cheat" a little bit to make a back out of this wood. But it was so much worth the effort. Beautiful quarter sawn straight wood which is very rare in olivewood as the trees don't grow that large. Very nice figure in it, too.
For the top wood I picked a 25 year old Sitka spruce. You like the vintage look of the new torrefied tops that everybody offers? This is just naturally aged under best conditions for 25 years and it feels and sounds like that. I can't wait to make a guitar out of that.    


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Nylon Guitar No.21 for Jakob Heymann

The last build for 2017 is my very first nylon guitar since I finished my apprenticeship in 2012. It was commissioned by Liedermacher  (Singer/Songwriter) Jakob Heymann and I am very excited about having it finished within January of the coming year. It is build with a cedar top and Indian Rosewood back and sides and features a very traditional spanish approach and a Torres inspired bracing. In contrast to the traditional building, design elements are kept modern with a rosewood mosaic rosette and endgraft.