Having had shops in London and New York, I am now settled in Northern California where I live with my family and newly-finished shop.  I hope to carry on where I left off making high-quality instruments for musicians and collectors.

 

Rather than confining myself to one or two models, I enjoy designing and making many different styles—from classical to electric, steel string and jazz.  I was very fortunate to study under some exceptional luthiers, including Jonny Kinkead in Bristol, England, and Michael Gee and Herbert Schwartz at the London College of Furniture.

 

I have designed and built guitars for numerous players including Paul Gregory, Richard Chapman, and The Cocteau Twins. I look forward to having the chance to do the same for you.

 

Cheers,

Russell