"The solstice is a rhythmic gift binding our human experiences. The time & meter of our planet is defined by this fundamental cycle."
~Ryan R. Elewaut
...innovative design guided by experience & tradition...
Strategic variation is the key to creating a unique & perfect instrument for each player. Solstice Guitars are built individually using time-honored & innovative construction methods, blending traditional with modern design elements.
acoustic • electric • bass
The Ecliptic model is a refined design from years of planning and experimentation. The unique bracing and body shape create an ideal fingerstyle guitar with enough punch to handle moderate picking. The Ecliptic is a big guitar considering the smaller body. Your wood choices will further define the overall voice.
The goal is to seek the optimal response from each piece of tone wood. During construction, all tops are individually voiced and tap-tuned. We are looking for the best possible balance of tone and potential power. Every integral piece, including braces, are selected based on consonant tonal characteristics and tap tones, pairing all components within each guitar. Hot hide glue is used exclusively for all bracing and the bridge joint. Standard woods and exotic upgrades are available. Customizable specs and options are available.
It depends on your perspective, your choices, and your desires.
The versatile Transit model is made to be customized. Inspired by a classic semi-hollow design, this guitar can become many things.
Visit the Transit page for details.
The Nova Bass was created in collaboration with Jordan Fairless, bassist for the band Spafford. It is a thunderous five-string made with a unique cut of local wood from a downed tree harvested near my home in northern Arizona.
This unique model is a neck-through design, built with mahogany and maple/walnut lamination. The body wings are made from locally harvested old-growth Ponderosa. The top is fully capped with figured Walnut, hiding the neck-through. For the pickups and electronics, Jordan chose a Nordstrand P-J set powered by a Demeter onboard preamp. The neck has graphite tone rods helping to reinforce a two-way truss rod system.