My Custom Built Guitars

These are a few guitars I’ve built over the past 19 years.

Guitar #29 Model O-65

Guitar #29 Model O-65

the Valerie - one of my own designs - 2007

the Valerie – one of my own designs – 2007

a rather simple D hole - 2008

a rather simple D hole – 2008

ukelele & guitar 2014

ukelele & guitar  – 2014

two X-braced Selmer style with round sound holes

a few petite bouche Selmer styles & a DiMauro style (f holes)

 

000 style with cutaway - 2003

000 style with cutaway – 2003

000 with Selmer style braces

000 with Selmer style braces

jumbo Selmer style with F holes and pickup

 

cedar archtop, with bubinga back & sides

cedar archtop, with bubinga back & sides

another Selmer style - cedar & mahogany - 2002

another Selmer style – cedar & mahogany – 2002

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15 responses to “My Custom Built Guitars

  1. Val Nathan

    This must be worth millions.

  2. Dean Snider

    I played a cedar top with f holes of your design and build today at Guitars Plus in Victoria. Loved it!

    What would you do to put a pickup in it?

    Interested.

    Dean

    • Dean, thanks – the simple way is to use a bridge pickup of some sort. You could put one on the inside too with the right sort of apparatus.

  3. Still got the D35? I’d love to see a pic!

  4. They certainly look beautiful.

  5. Very beautiful work. I trust they sound great too.

  6. Dean Snider

    Played your Selmer style… Cedar with f holes… In Victoria last week. Love that guitar! Sounds great , looks beautiful. If only I could play jazz…

  7. Wow, you are sending some machines out into the world that make music and look great. Wonder who will play what on them decades from now?

    • That is of course one of life’s great mysteries! I hope that whatever is played will provide someone the same kind of pleasure I get from making music.

  8. RobertW

    I’ve Played the 0-65…..just fantastic…..cuts through the “noise” at a jam! One of the most comfortable guitars I’ve ever played!

  9. Mayim Alpert

    Hey, nice guitars! I’m thinking of building a smaller bodied ‘gypsy jazz’ style, with most aspects the same, but a smaller body width. Looks like that’s what you did with the O-65. Was it a heavily arched top (bent even?) like the Selmer models, or flatter? How did it work out, soundwise? Any feedback greatly appreciated! I’m in Finland so can’t just come round to try it 😉

    • Hello Mayim,
      Thank you. The top braces use the same radius as a standard Selmer/Macaferri. The sound is bright and powerful enough to cut through a rhythm section. Good luck!
      Don

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