This one surprised me a little bit. For a 14" archtop guitar it has a big, clear, even voice but really the surprising thing is how popular it turned out to be. I'm currently making two more of them.
I really love the small body and longer neck. The handmade mini humbucker by Kent Armstrong is perfect!
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I consider myself very lucky to have @yawu221 working with me in the shop for the past 6 weeks.
Ya has been a dream apprentice having already studied classical guitar making in Spain as well as taking the 6 month course at the Galloup School of Lutherie.
I feel like the time is right to pass on the things I have learned over the years and the timing could not have been better as I enter the busiest time of my career.
I have no doubt she will be a great builder considering her drive and natural talent.
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Putting the final touches on this 15" Petite Fleur model while the next one looks on.
I'll have this at the Laconner Guitar Festival this weekend.
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My brilliant friend Davis Joachim passed away a little more than a year ago and now his family is selling the guitar I made for him.
It's a custom Northern Flyer made specially for Davis around 10 years ago. The finish colour was inspired by a guitar by Ignacio Fleta from the 1930s and is a French polish. There is some crazing to the finish now but looks very good IMO.
All European woods were used for top, back and sides. Hand-made pickup by Kent Armstrong with volume and tone conveniently located in the upper bout on the player's side.
Please send me a message with questions about the guitar or better yet email Davis' son Francois who is selling it.
Davis was a wonderful guy and a great guitar player with a burning passion for music and those of us who knew him think of him often....