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Crossover Nylon String Guitar

What is a crossover nylon string guitar? In essence, it is a guitar built for musicians whose hands and technique are attuned to steelstring acoustics or electric guitars. Having spent years playing narrower necks, transitioning […]

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Flamenco Guitars Inventory

The following flamenco guitars are available for immediate purchase. No need to wait. I can still customize the action or address any other set-up requests prior to shipping. If you want something specialized, not available […]

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Archive of Commissions

These pages could be used as a reference for my past work. If you see a guitar that inspires you, and would like to request something similar, email me or call 503-261-3942 Tsiorba Classical Guitar: […]

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Changing Peghead Guitar to Machine Tuners

Some people love friction pegs. Others…hate them. Especially, if those pegs were ill fitted to begin with. Those struggling with pegs either sell their peghead guitars, or end-up converting to planetary-geared mechanical pegs, or to […]

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Testimonials

Did you receive a guitar I built for you recently? Sent your guitar in for an extensive restoration? Please share about your experience! Your comments, feedback and suggestions are taken seriously and will be greatly […]

planing of the guitar fingerboard to correct string height (action) problems. The guitar is a Spanish-made instrument by the late master Manuel Reyes.
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Guitar Repair and Restoration Services

Repair and maintenance of a fine classical or flamenco guitar is not a matter of “if,” but of “when.” Aside from strings, nuts and saddles wear out, as do frets. French polish will eventually need […]

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Tsiorba Flamenco Guitars

A flamenco guitar is not just any guitar equipped with tap plates. Nor is it simply a matter of tonewood choice (i.e. rosewood vs. cypress). Historically, guitars were not differentiated along “classical” or “flamenco” lines. […]

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Luthier’s Private Reserve Rare Tonewoods

In 2015, I had a rare opportunity to acquire a retiring luthier’s stash of gorgeous, pre-ban Brazilian Rosewood, old-growth Indian rosewood, hand-picked, highest quality German spruce, high-altitude Idaho Engelmann spruce, maple, mahogany, ebony, Koa and […]

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Paco de Lucia Playing Tsiorba Flamenco Guitar

In April of 2012, Paco de Lucia was giving a concert in Savannah, Georgia (USA). My recently completed walnut/maple/spruce flamenco guitar was lucky to meet Paco de Lucia, and to receive compliments from the maestro. […]