The Luthier


A Little Background On The Builder


A love of wood and music combined with a passion to create

I first ventured into woodworking over forty years ago, working in a cabinet shop in my small home town. I left the shop and pursued a career in finance, but my love for woodworking stayed with me. I eventually accumulated tools for my own shop and built furniture in my spare time.

Over the years I had assembled a nice collection of electric guitars. The guitar missing, though, was a decent acoustic. In talking acoustic guitars with a friend one day, he told me, “Ken, why don’t you build one?” The idea eventually took hold, and I built my first guitar based on a Martin OMC. I subsequently built guitars for several family members and friends, continuing to deepen my understanding of tonewoods and voicing while refining details and execution.

Building guitars has turned into a real passion.  With my career, I spent numerous hours on structured and corporate finance. The outcome could be significant but rarely engaged the senses. Guitars provide an avenue to exercise the other side of my brain. The hours spent in the shop result in something very tangible that begs to be seen and heard. I very much enjoy working with woods, and guitars give me an opportunity to work with some truly spectacular woods.

Each guitar is made with great attention to every detail. I pride myself on the fit and finish of each guitar. Every joint, miter, and inlay are done with the care and expertise of a craftsman intent on giving voice and beauty to the various woods and materials destined to become a guitar.