The Luthiers Workshop

My partner Wes Lambe and I have come together to create a work space that has the capacity to build all the things in our heads; as well as to be the premier guitar repair shop in North Carolina. We’re home to four qualified luthiers, with a fully appointed shop, capable of handling any and all stringed … Continue reading

Thoughts on spruce

I’ve been thinking about spruce a lot recently. The soundboard is perhaps the single most important piece of wood in the whole guitar. It’s hard to quantify how I judge a top. There’s the ephemeral, wispy sound I listen for as I run my fingers over it, the different tap tones when held at different … Continue reading

My Philosophy

My Philosophy

Each guitar I build is based on an exceptional, individual vintage instrument I’ve had the opportunity to measure, photograph, study, and play. In an effort to interpret these great instruments, my goal is to combine aspects of tradition and modernity to create unique, personal instruments with vintage character. Continue reading

My Process

My Process

Over time, I’ve come to realize the most important factor in building truly great instruments is the mindset of the luthier. For this reason, I build each guitar individually, or at most, in pairs. This allows me to spend a good amount of time with each instrument as it takes shape, and helps ensure the … Continue reading