Handmade guitars I built with guidance from Dan Collins & Nick Holcomb at Shady Lea Guitars.

“Ambrosia,” a steel-string acoustic “triple-O” (000) body style

Mahogany braces on ambrosia maple back panel.


Sitka spruce soundboard bracing.


Ambrosia maple sides.




Boxed up.


Second build (in process), steel string Jumbo body style


Mahogany neck; reclaimed redwood soundboard; abalone rosette.


Bubinga back and sides; ebony back strip.


Mahogany neck and heel.


Purfling glue-up.


The Acoustics