© 2019 by Jay De Rocher

Steel string acoustic guitar models

While each model has a base configuration, the options in tonewoods and appointments are extensive. 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 currently focus on building three models, all of which are my own design. They include a parlor guitar, an OM-sized model, and a slope-shoulder style dreadnought.

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.

Osprey dreadnought

The Osprey is my take on the classic slope-shoulder dreadnought design. Dreadnoughts are a great choice for flat picking, but also make fine fingerstyle guitars. I can build this guitar to favor one or the other playing style or as a hybrid.