I build guitars, ukuleles, and other instruments from a variety of woods and materials that I select for visual appeal, tonal qualities, and workability. Materials range from Rosewoods and Mahoganies to Bloodwood, African Bubinga, Oregon Myrtle, Redwood, Maple, and – oh yes – even enameled baking pans
My goal is to imagine and build instruments that have distinctive personalities that evolve from combinations of distictive colors, textures, grains, and contrasting or complementary materials -- and to offer these instruments at prices at or below the cost of quality name-brand instruments.
I’ll be adding content to this site about instruments in progress and about my philosophy of sharing and enjoying music, which in brief is that we are all musicians, and we are all builders – even if we don’t know we are. But more on that later.
Please click the links above for pictures and discriptions of instruments I’ve built. And please send me an email or give me a call if you’d like to talk about an instrument shown here; an instrument you’d like built; or life, art, and the universe in general.
Nashua River Instruments