I USE A VARIETY OF METHODS when building my guitars to achieve the level of craftsmanship and playability that better players demand.
To ensure consistent, high-quality playability, I machine-mill the parts that are directly involved in this very important aspect of guitar building. Examples of this would be the multiple-radius fingerboard and the playing surface on the back of the neck, done by machine, to exact tolerances.
The fine detailing, like mitered purflings and wood bindings are examples of handwork that take much skill and practice to master.
Combining machining and handwork, produces a better product than simply relying on one method or the other.
In the hand-crafting of this one model for over 13 years, I have documented bracing measurements, soundboard stiffnesses and the three main resonances of the body.
The information I have obtained allows me to consistently build excellent sounding guitars that have the requisite qualities for a fine instrument.
The Advanced Auditorium encompasses my own approach to traditional guitar design and acoustic sound production that have been constantly refined since 1992.
The result is a distinctive audiophile sound and effortless playability in a guitar that can handle a variety of playing styles and tunings.