The Grand Candy, an acoustic of big sound and balanced tone. This guitar is based upon the Taylor Grand Auditorium, but recalls the shape of the Martin 000-18. It comes in a variety of tone woods, from Fiddleback Maple to Sapelle Mahogany and Oregon Myrtlewood to Honduran Rosewood.
The Small Bodied 12. Who says a 12-string can't fill a room with sound without being setup on a jumbo scale? While working for Breedlove Guitars, I built this small bodied 12 with a soft cutaway after the Breedlove SC-22, it was in Mahogany with a Redwood top. Everyone who tried it out were shocked such a small instrument could boast such a big sound. I build all my 12-strings in Mahogany and switch out species for the top to produce the right sound for my clients: Sitka for a crisp sound, Redwood for the earth, and cedar for the ethereal.
The nashwood 00-18. My step father was a guitar player. In 1960, he walked into Riley's Music in downtown Walnut Creek, California to buy himself a guitar. He kept going back to this acoustic Martin 00-18 which had been made a few years earlier. Needless to say, he bought that guitar and played it everyday for 45 years, until his hands were worked by arthritis. It always had a warm tone to it and was very playable. Some of my early fascination with guitar making hovered around this old Martin. After he passed away in 2012, I dusted off the old case, took off the old strings, set-up the instrument, dressed the frets and polished the guitar. The result was a realization that if I built anything like the 00-18, it should be just like the 00-18 with my own sense of voicing and appointments. I faithfully follow the specifications of this guitar and provide it in a number of tone woods: Honduran Rosewood, Honduran Mahogany and Sapelle Mahogany.