|A Brief History
"In the early 1970's I began the study of the classical guitar and
later the flamenco guitar, with aspirations of becomingng a professional
player. after one memorable lesson where I had the opportunity to play my
teacher's 1924 Santos Hernández, I began a search to purchase a guitar
with the sound and response of the Santos Hernández. It became apparent
to me that this style of guitar was no longer being made. With encouragement
of a local, retired luthier, I started to make a guitar for myself, copying
my teacher's guitar and studying the guitars from my friend's collection
of rare instruments.
I kept the pattern and memory of the Santos Hernández as I tried
my new ideas of construction. Some of the refinements I have developed
involve more accurate fret placement, string compensation, top doming,
stress-free assembly and internal bracing design that make my guitars
unique and consistent in sound and feel."