This is a homage to a classic and a great all rounder. Proportioned as per the Martin original but with modified curves and a tighter waist it has a big, broad voice with crisp clear highs and rumbling lows. It’s tight enough to strum and flat pick but I open the voice a little to allow a nice portion of harmonic sustain to please a celtic finger styler. It works well in a session as can pump out the bass line but is also clear and articulate for melody work and it drives well but is also loud and responsive to a gentle touch.

Please note that different tone wood combinations will affect the response and tonal characterisics of the instrument within the framework of my build style. I will of course always advise in this area.


Some of the more standard specs. For all options and prices see price list

  • Scale 650mm
  • Top European/Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar
  • Back & Sides Mahogany, Indian Rosewood, Walnut, Cherry
  • Neck Carbon fibre reinforced mahogany or Maple/Sycamore with sound hole adjustable truss rod
  • Bindings Ebony,  Flamed Maple
  • Rosette custom on enquiry
  • Bridge Ebony
  • Fingerboard Bound Ebony 44mm nut
  • Head Veneer Rosewood or ebony with mother of pearl logo inlay
  • Nut and saddle Bone
  • Machine Heads Gotoh wood button
  • Finish Hand rubbed satin lacquer.