I do not copy other makers guitars, whether factory or luthier made, as I have enough imagination to come up with my own designs that are practical and pleasing to the eye, so don't ask, as it would only waste both of our time. Of course that does not rule out that I may make something similar to what is out there, just never with copying in mind. As a general rule I do not have standard models, therefor no two instruments are entirely alike, although I may introduce a model or two at some point in the future, if demand calls for it.
Every Lutherie instrument is built on a theme, and based on that is given a name rather than a model name or number, and I normally make up a short but catchy story too, to go with it's theme.
My building style is quite free form, but not necessarily experimental, as I know what works, and what will be a disaster in the making. There are more tastes in looks and sound than I could possibly satisfy in a lifetime of instrument building, so I see no reason to confine myself into a box, and repeat myself to often.
I prefer to work within the metric system of measurement, but can not extend that to parts that I use made by others. I have a variety of metric scale lengths as well, although some are close enough to ISO ones that you may be used to, so it does not pose a problem
I do not make instruments with bolt on necks, unless commissioned to (under protest), as the whole concept only serves to speed up the building process, and save manufacturers money. Bolt on necks have no redeeming quality, and if you are thinking ease of repair, then keep in mind that it is highly unlikely an Lutherie neck should ever need repair, as they are engineered not to need repair to begin with.
A few things that all of my instruments share: They are all equally well built, and low maintenance. Where parts are used that I don't make myself, as with hardware and electronic components, I do my best to use those of the highest quality, and still offer a wide range of options.
All Lutherie guitars and basses have carbon fiber reenforced necks and two way truss rods, making the necks really stable, finely adjustable and able to be used with a great variety of string gauges.
Most of them have stainless steel frets, that do not wear anywhere near as fast as traditional frets do. Where I do not use stainless, I use an alloy comparable in property's (the gold colored stuff).
I use high-tech, not hide glue, and the glue joints do not come apart, even with extreme force! The wood itself will break before a glue joint will. The point being that I don't build with future repairs in mind, as they should not be needed in the first place. I leave no wood unfinished, and exposed to environmental conditions. The pickup, tremolo and truss rod routs, control cavities, and even the holes for the tuners and other hardware are finished in oil or lacquer.
The links to the right are to guitars that are in the planing stage, still being worked on, ready for sale or already sold. If one is for sale It will be noted near the top of the page, with a link to the store, where you can purchase it, or you can head on over to the store, and see what is for sale all in one place.