Learning the Art of Lutherie

My father is a hobbyist luthier, and has built 8 wonderful guitars, including the classical that I currently play (an incredibly well balanced and beautiful rosewood and spruce guitar). I was fortunate enough to learn both guitar playing and guitar construction under his patient tutelage (his patience is a continual source of wonderment to me as I am an incredibly stubborn person) prior to attending the University of Western Ontario for my undergraduate degree.

I have moved my small workshop around with me over the past several years, and have built a few guitars along the way. In 2016, I was fortunate enough to move into my own home with space to accommodate a permanent workspace.

Current Work and Commissioning Inquiries

Please peruse this webpage to see some of the guitars that I have built, and visit my blog to follow my current projects.

For pricing, building questions, or other inquiries, please send me an email at or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. I look forward to hearing from you!

Guitars that I would like to build

Although I am always happy to build custom guitars of (almost) any description, I have a few pieces of wood in my stockpile that I would like to use in the next few years. If one of these guitars interest you, please let me know. Regardless of orders, I will gradually work through building these guitars, and will post them for sale as they become available. 

  • Domestic wood classical guitar using bitter cherry and flamed redwood. Lattice bracing. Scale length by request. 
  • Domestic wood steel string guitar with flamed & spalted maple back/sides and a flamed redwood soundboard. Walnut neck. Scale length by request, and various body shape options available. 
  • Torres FE17 inspired guitar (small-bodied classical) with flamed & spalted maple back and sides, and spruce soundboard. Scale length by request. 
  • Padauk and Sitka Spruce (prominent bearclaw figure) classical or small-bodied steel-string guitar. Scale length by request. 
  • Zebrano and Sitka spruce classical or parlour steel-string guitar. Scale length by request. 

For custom orders, please contact me by email: At this point, I am most interested in building guitars with domestic woods or other sustainably harvested species. 

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