Why the new name? I think you can see why it fits. The build process and internal design improvements are significant. With these changes we thought it was time for new name. And besides, this name is much cooler! What is the Tellurion? It's a device that will give you an array of tonal experience. The Tellurion is an exceptionally customized, … [Read more...] about Tellurion in Detail
The Transit model is transitioning out of the Solstice system and being replaced by a new guitar! Introducing the TELLURION Have you heard? Our new Solstice model is on its way. In fact, this improved version is now ready for you to try out. The Tellurion is a re-imagined update to our previous custom-T design. We've improved a handful of … [Read more...] about The Transit is Going Away
Your Risk-Free Build Offer Save 10% on a custom Solstice! When you purchase a high-end guitar we often call it an investment. Because it is in many ways, in your future musicianship and your musical journey, the quality of your experience, and even a rare appreciation in value. But we'll guarantee your investment on a custom Solstice. How does … [Read more...] about Love-It or Leave-It
A View from the Shop Check out the current projects and guitar builds I have in-process below. Some of these instruments can be reserved here. If you want to chat about a custom Solstice, start the conversation below. … [Read more...] about Current Production
I started learning acoustic guitar repair and setup technique in 1999, just as I finished my first build. In many ways my career has come full circle. I became obsessed with the notion of building a guitar when I was young. This earned me an apprenticeship to learn acoustic repair and restoration. A little later I ended up running my own retail … [Read more...] about How Has Repair Informed My Building?
Strategic variation is the process of leaving certain specifications open or undefined until the guitar goes into production. We alter important details to create a wide array of possibility and potential for each model. These can be practical things like nut width, string spacing, neck profile, frets and pickup choices. Obvious things like custom … [Read more...] about What is Strategic Variation?
AN INFORMED APPROACH Throughout my career I've worked on thousands of guitars and other instruments (approx. 6,500 as of 2020.) My history as a repair luthier has significantly informed my approach to design and building. The way a guitar plays and feels, along with longevity and stability are some aspects of my target as a … [Read more...] about Strategy & Philosophy
[This article is about weather patterns and climate in the Flagstaff region of northern Arizona. It was written in 2021, and a lot of the information is still relevant to understanding the humidity patterns in this area.] Can you over-humidify an acoustic guitar? I observe patterns with our workflow and the repair demand related to the weather … [Read more...] about Humidity & The New Monsoon