LutesI also make historical instruments and love searching through all the available sources (literature, pictures, plans, surviving instruments, etc.) so that I can understand and be guided by the old masters’ intentions. Equally, I take a keen interest in the latest developments in areas such as acoustics. But my primary inspiration comes from the musician’s performance needs.

I offer a variety of tonewoods, e.g. spruce or cedar for soundboards, or maple, cherry, walnut, yew, rosewood, padauk, cypress, etc. for bodies, which I use to tailor the instrument to your requirements. I also have a selection of parts, from which we can choose what suits your own tastes and needs. The pegs come in various shapes and woods and I can also supply patented pegs with integrated gearing, e.g. by Pegheds or Wittner. I am also more than happy to handle special requirements or help you develop new ideas (e.g. special neck widths, special scale lengths, left-handed models or customised designs).  I listen to what you want from your instrument, draw on that input in my work and provide you with the ideal ‘tool’ for turning your musical ideas into reality.

I like to take time to discuss my clients’ requirements with them – ideally in my workshop, where there are also a number of instruments to try out. If you’d like to pop in, just give me a call or send me an e-mail so we can arrange a visit. I look forward to it!