Octave Mandolin / Mandotenor / Celtic Bouzouki (GDAD)

Very powerful and responsive ‘zouk’ with 18 fret neck, 22 total. Strong enough for a session w. banjos & accordions. Plays like a dream, easily adjustable action with both truss rod and pivoting neck for gentle playing or aggressive picking. Extra bridge saddles too in case humidity changes affect the camber of top & back….

Jumbo 6 string guitar, figured bocote and spruce

  ‘Poseidon’ model, about the size of the Gibson J200. Maine red (‘Adirondack’ genus) spruce top, Central American figured bocote back & sides. Ebony fretboard & bridge w. pearl ‘snowflake’ inlays; edge binding & purfling rosewood w. green Corian & bubinga inner lines. Grover chrome individual sealed machine heads. Hard high gloss catalyzed urethane finish…

Guitar Body Bouzouki (Irish type)

Unusually powerful guitar body ‘zouk with side sound port for the player’s benefit. Maine AAA aged spruce top w. figured S. American mahogany body & neck, Brazilian ironwood (ipe) fretboard, bridge, tailpiece, and pickguard available (no extra charge). Extremely deep & powerful sound, it is made for GDAD etc. but is even better at FCGC…

Parlor Bell Guitar

Bell guitar prototype; designed by Gordon Bok 50 years ago, based on the Washburn that the poet Carl Sandburg played. This has a parlor guitar sound, very even and present, with the side port giving the player an extra ‘monitor’. Nice graduated grain Maine spruce w. mahofgany back, side, and neck. Brazilian ironwood fretboard and…

Custom Mando-cittern (sold)

10 string mando-cittern tuned GDAEB, all 5ths. With K&K pickup, great acoustic fidelity. When capoed at 5 you have a mandolin with a bottom C octave pair, same scale as a mandolin. Custom order from the Celtic region of Indiana.  

Mini-bell Citterns – budget models!

Simple model cittern, bell shape +/-. For GDGDG, GDAEB, but very versatile depending on what notes & pitch.  The sound is loud & clear, with action to die for; like greased butter.  These two are presents but they sound so great and play so easy I’m going to make them a standard model. Amazing sound & action at an…