Guitar and octave mandolin models
While each model has a base configuration, many options in tonewoods and appointments are available. In addition, specifications such as nut width, scale length, string spacing at the saddle, and neck profile are all modifiable to suit your specific playing needs. This means that every guitar I build is unique in its specifications and aesthetics.
I build three guitar and two octave mandolin models, all of which are my own designs. The guitars include a parlor guitar, an OM-sized model, and a slope-shoulder style dreadnought. One of the octave mandolins is parlor guitar-size and the other is the size of a baritone ukulele.
Meadowlark parlor guitar
This is a small bodied guitar with a 12th fret neck-body joint. The compact body makes it very comfortable to hold and play. Parlor guitars may not have the deep bass of a large bodied guitar, but they don't lack in overall volume. It has balanced lo-mids, mids, and highs that are fully present. The Meadowlark is great for fingerstyle playing in a variety of musical styles.
Kingfisher OM-size guitar
The Kingfisher was my first guitar design and is a mid-size body that is about an inch narrower across the lower bout than a dreadnought, but has the same body depth. With appropriate choices of top wood and bracing, it can be built with an emphasis for fingerstyle playing, for flat picking, or a hybrid of the two. It has a 14th fret neck body joint and can built with or without a cutaway.
Towhee Octave Mandolin
The Towhee is a parlor guitar-size flat top octave mandolin. It has four courses of unison pair strings tuned one octave below the standard tuning of a mandolin. This places its voice in the range of a guitar but with the characteristic sound of the unison string pairs of a mandolin.