Using only the finest tonewoods, inlay materials, and hardware available, I custom design, hand-craft, and tap-tune great sounding, top quality, yet affordable guitars to match your playing style, ears, and good looks. I specialize in applying artistic marquetry and inlay accents to my guitar designs. I originally learned how to craft guitars as an alternative "canvas" for my marquetry and have been building them since the summer of 2007.
I have been a musician and composer for nearly 4 decades, and a fine woodworker for nearly 3 decades. My music website can be found here, and my general woodworking website here. I am a quick study, and with the help of the many wonderful resources now available, have learned the art and craft of guitar making very quickly. The guitars I produce are already at par with, or exceed, the quality and tone of some of the best handmade instruments you will find anywhere.
I maintain complete quality control over every aspect of my work by doing everything myself. I have no employees or sub-contractors. Consequently, it takes me some time to craft each instrument. I think you'll find that it's worth the wait.
I would be happy to discuss the possibility of making a custom instrument for you, and provide you with a free estimate of cost and delivery. I make most standard sizes of acoustic or resonator style steel string guitars and classical guitars, and I am willing to consider any size/shape instrument you have in mind. I stock a very good selection of hand-picked high-quality tonewoods from which you are welcome to select. If you don't see what you like on my "Tonewood Selection" page, I can special order tonewood to your exact specifications.
My contact information is in the website title block above. You will have to type my email ID in manually; this is a necessary spam reduction measure. Please contact me by phone or email if you have any questions or would like to discuss a commission.
For those interested, my chosen company name "Cambrian Guitars" is derived from the name of the area I live in (Cambrian Park in San Jose, CA).