I make a select range of guitars and stringed instruments. My classical model is a traditional fan braced guitar following the principles of Antonio Torres. The body shape and overall design is based on plans of the famous 1937 Herman Hauser.
My Romantic model is based on an 1830 Rene Lacôte Guitar, with the ‘slipper’ head and a moustache bridge.
I use the highest quality materials that I am able to obtain. Generally I use a traditional combination of woods that include Indian rosewood for the back and sides, European spruce for the top, cedar or mahogany for the neck and head, and ebony for the fret board. I use this combination as it gives me consistently good results. However there are many alternatives that could be used and also produce a beautiful instrument.
See the specifications page for more information, measurements and options.
© Miles Henderson Smith 2020