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Woodstock show coming up!
October 20, 2013

Fall greetings from Woodstock!  It's a beautiful season, and I'm very excited

to be showing at next week's Woodstock Invitational Luthiers' Showcase!

It's a fantastic show that draws some of the best builders and players in the country,

and it's a pleasure and a privilege to be part of it.  Hope to see you there!


On a more personal note, it is with the greatest pleasure that I'd like to introduce my new daughter, Eilamay:

She arrived October 17th.

For this reason, please forgive me if I am a bit slower than usual to respond to emails and calls in the next few weeks!

Thanks, and best wishes,


Coming up - Lords of the Low End in NYC!
September 9, 2013

I'm really excited to be showing in NYC on 9/28 for the "Lords of the Low End",

an all-bass show with a very exciting lineup, and a good cause to boot!








I'll be exhibiting 6 lovely Elfin basses, alongside some other wonderful high-end bass, amp, and accessory builders.


Sponsored by LaBella Strings, the "Lords of the Low End" will feature will feature performances by La Bella Strings endorsees/bass players such as the legendary Alain Caron, Ruben Rodriguez, Brian Bromberg, Igor Saavedra and more.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit “Little Kids Rock,” a non-profit organization aimed to help restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged public schools.

Open to the public, $10 tickets will enter attendees into a raffle for the chance to win over $10,000 of bass gear and accessories donated by sponsors and exhibitors.

A great time at the Woodstock Showcase...
October 30, 2012

This past weekend was tremendous fun at the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers' Showcase!

I showed two Auriole guitars, both of which got wonderful reactions from all the folks that stopped by the table.

(Photo: Maegan Wells...thanks Maegan!)

It was also a great chance to meet up with many other wonderful builders, who also happen to be wonderful people.  Incredible music, world-class guitars, and good folks - what more could anyone want?


Thanks to all who came by and extra-special thanks to Baker Rorick, Sharon Klein, and all those who make the Woodstock Invitational possible.  It's really a great event!

Woodstock Invitational Showcase this weekend!
October 24, 2012

This coming weekend, I'll be having the most fun I have in Woodstock all year long!

Saturday and Sunday, please come join me and 40 other boutique acoustic guitarmakers at the

Woodstock Invitational Luthiers' Showcase


This is a truly wonderful event, and is host to some of the very best acoustic makers in the business.

If that's not enough, there is also world-class music all day long, with wonderful players demonstrating the instruments that are on display.


I can't say enough about this great show - it's well worth the trip for anyone that can make it!

Come by and say hello - I'll be there with two lovely Auriole guitars.

Back from Montreal - and away from the shop...
July 16, 2012

I'm back from the Montreal Guitar Show, and had a great time!

The two show guitars came out beautifully, and I've uploaded photo galleries to the "Guitars" page.

The audience of visitors and builders at Montreal was very receptive, and the guitars were very well received.

Here's a quick video of the wonderful Kinloch Nelson demonstrating "Coco", the wenge guitar from this pair:

In other news, I will be on hiatus from my shop between 7/17 and 8/9 for some much needed Summer rest.

I'll still be available by email, although it might take a few more days than usual.


Have a great Summer!  The next update will have some pictures of the new acoustics already in progress, plus a very cool electric guitar for a good friend.





Big Website Update!
February 6, 2012

It's a new year - what better time to introduce a new an improved website?

This latest web update has been in the works for a while, and I'm thrilled to have it up and running.

The biggest news, without a doubt, is the introduction of my line of guitars.  These instruments are the result of a long and careful process of design and prototyping, and will be a primary focus for continuing development in 2012.  There are many special and unique details involved with these instruments, and the "Guitars" pages will soon include more about all of those.

I've also added:

-A "Players" page, with pictures and testimonials from some satisfied clients

-An "Audio & Video" page, featuring various demo and performance clips featuring the instruments

-A new article from Fretboard Journal

-Sharing buttons for Facebook and other social media - click the buttons on the left and let your friends know you were here!

-New basses in the Basses galleries

-...and several other little improvements to make the site even more fun!


The new year will also bring more frequent updates to this "What's New" page - everything from shop snaps to "pinups" of completed instruments, sneak previews of new developments, and anything else that's "fit to print".  Stay tuned!