Not only am I introducing a new model this time around but this particular instrument also has a number of new design details as well. The idea for this model came from a customer who wanted a 12 fret guitar but larger than my 000 12. As it turned out, my Concert Standard, modified to 12 frets, was a perfect choice. It retains the comfort of the C/S size while increasing the tonal depth and resonance associated with the longer 12 fret body.
My Baritone models have increased temendously in popularity since I introduced my first one in 1997. In addition to a 27” or 28” scale option I also offer several Baritone Fanfret scale combinations to suit different tuning requirements. While my original Baritones utilized the 17” Super Jumbo (SJ) body size I now offer several alternatives including my “M” model, Concert Standard 12 Fret as well as my Dreadnought 12 Fret.
The Super Jumbo is commonly referred to as an SJ. It's a Big Daddy at 17' (43 cm). This is the largest of my models and the ultimate strummer. It provides a full rich tonal spectrum with particular emphasis on the bass response.
This guitar will appeal to those who love the bold, rounded look of the Jumbo but want it in a standard full sized instrument. Like the Concert Standard, this model is a good choice if you need a guitar that does everything well.
I have built several dreadnought guitars over the years and only until now do have some decent photos to offer. The Dreadnought model originally came into demand beginning in the 1930s as a result of the growing popularity of bluegrass, country and folk music, which required a large-bodied guitar with a full, resonant sound.
The best way to describe my "M" model is to say that it is the same shape as my 0M but enlarged to a full 16" width giving it an expanded bass response. Like the Mini Jumbo and Concert Standard, this model offers another choice in a full sized guitar suitable for fingerstyle playing or full strumming. I'm also offering the "M" as an alternate Baritone choice for those players who find the 17" Jumbo body a bit too large.
Commonly referred to as the "Triple 0". A versatile and popular model with excellent mids and highs.. The neck and body meet at the 12th fret moving the bridge back into the sweet spot creating a slightly warmer tone than 14 fret models.
This size is often called a "Double 0". The 00 gets it's name from the Martin Guitar Company, and is approximately the same dimensions as a classical guitar. The compact size makes it a very comfortable instrument to play while still providing surprising tone and volume.
This is often called a "Single 0" – the quintessential parlor (parlour) guitar and the smallest model that I build. Extremely comfortable to play – the ultimate couch guitar. Well balanced tone from bass to mids to highs, a wonderful fingerstyle instrument.
The guitar was developed in collaboration between the Gibson Guitar Company and the popular singer and guitarist Nick Lucasof the 1920s and 1930s. This guitar is based on the Gibson L-00 size yet provides excellent volume and tone. Of particular interest is the unique "13 frets to the body" neck/body location. Note: This can also be made in 12 and 14 fret versions.