Lutz spruce and cocobolo steel string for Karen Gabbert

    Completed Guitar
    June 25, 2008
    May 22, 2008
    April 30, 2008
    April 13, 2008
    April 1, 2008
    March 20, 2008
    March 8, 2008
European spruce and koa steel string for Roger Lin

    Completed Guitar
    June 25, 2008
    May 22, 2008
    April 30, 2008
    April 13, 2008
    April 1, 2008
    March 20, 2008
    March 8, 2008
Cedar and ziricote classical for Jason Weaver

    Completed Guitar
    Sept. 19, 2008
    Sept. 9, 2008
    August 2, 2008
    July 29, 2008
    July 14, 2008

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Excerpt from Hana (M. Kishibe)
Performed by Gary Lee
Tuning: DADF#AD, capo 2nd fret
Tap tones provide the builder with insights into the potential of a soundboard at a given moment during construction.  They are used to guide the critical process of top graduation and brace carving in order to optimize the responsiveness of the soundboard.  Notice the surprising musicality of a raw piece of cedar and then the difference in response before and after voicing where you will hear a drop in pitch and an increase in sustain. Although subtle in appearance, the shaping of the braces--a way to alter the stiffness/mass ratio of the soundboard--is the single most important step in determining the sound of a handbuilt guitar.
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Raw Cedar
Before Voicing
After Voicing
Listen to tap tones through the soundboard assembly and voicing process
Archives
Spruce/Nomex/cedar double top and cocobolo classical

    Completed Guitar
    Jan. 12, 2009
    Jan. 5, 2009
    Dec. 15, 2008
    Nov. 20, 2008
    Nov. 6, 2008
    Oct. 21, 2008
    Oct. 8, 2008

Guitars for the GFA Convention

    Completed Guitars
    May 20, 2009
    Apr. 29, 2009

Cedar and cocobolo classical for Robert Picard

    Completed Guitar
    Jun. 05, 2009
    May 20, 2009
    Apr. 29, 2009
    Apr. 04, 2009
    Mar. 20, 2009
    Mar. 03, 2009
    Feb. 09, 2009

  Spruce/Nomex/Cedar Double Top and Madagascar rosewood

      Completed Guitar
      Sep. 15, 2009
      Chladni Analysis     
      Aug. 25, 2009

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Julia Florida (Agustin Barrios)
  Performed by Gary Lee
  Recorded on a Zoom H2
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