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classical guitars

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Image UnavailableBirch rosette.


Image UnavailableSoundport.


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Image UnavailableIndonesian Rosewood back and sides, built for Jennifer Kim.


Image UnavailableJennifer Kim's guitar with new rosette design.


Image Unavailable8-string classical for Steve Gibbs.


Image Unavailable"Craftsman" rosette detail. Cedar (shown), European spruce and Englemann spruce soundboards available.

Image UnavailableIndian rosewood back and sides. A limited supply of Amazon rosewood and thirty year-old Brazilian rosewood is also available.

Image UnavailableJohn Gilbert tuning machines are featured for their unsurpassed quality and precision.

Image UnavailableMahogany or Spanish cedar is available for the neck.

Image UnavailableMacassar ebony tailblock and binding detail.

Image UnavailableEuropean spruce soundboard with "bear
claw" figure.

Image UnavailableBridge on the spruce model.

Image UnavailableWalnut back and sides.

flamenco guitars

Image UnavailableA Sanders flamenco guitar.

Image Unavailable"Craftsman" rosette detail.

Image UnavailableBack and sides available in either Spanish cypress or Alaskan yellow cedar.

Image UnavailableFlamenco bridge.

Image UnavailableTraditional Spanish cypress back ...

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19th century guitars

Image UnavailableCopy of a 7 string R. Lacote, C.1829

Image UnavailableLacote 7 string and custom case.

Image UnavailableUnusual Lacote headstock design, with Macassar ebony pegs and walnut burl veneer.

Image UnavailableCommissioned by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, after Rene' Lacote, circa 1825.

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Image UnavailableCustom Sanders' case for Lacote guitar.

Image UnavailableThis Lacote copy was built for David Adams.

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Image Unavailable10 String Guitar, 2006 by Jack Sanders after Rene Lacote, 1830.

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Image UnavailableGuitar, 2002 by Jack Sanders after J.G. Stauffer, circa 1820.
Scott Morris, guitarist.

Image UnavailableMother-of-pearl rosette.

Image Unavailable"Mustache" bridge.

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Image UnavailableCurly maple back and sides.

Image UnavailableTuners, David Rodgers, London.

baroque guitars

Image UnavailableNew baroque guitar.

Image UnavailableBaroque guitar back.

Image UnavailableBaroque guitar pegs.

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Image UnavailableBaroque guitar, after Antonio Stradivarius, built for Andy Summers.

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Image UnavailableAndy Summers enjoying his new baroque guitar.

Image UnavailableBaroque Guitar, 2005 by Jack Sanders on the Stradivarius design. Built for Jason Yoshida

Image UnavailableBaroque guitar for Jeff McFadden, curly Imbuia back and sides.

Image UnavailableBaroque guitar, modeled after one built in 1700 by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, Italy, one of only three documented Stradivari guitars known to survive.

Image Unavailable Parchment and Basswood rose, by Jack Sanders.

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Image Unavailable Macassar Ebony back and sides on guitar built in 2005.


Image Unavailable Vihuela, 2000 by Jack Sanders, of his own design featuring elements from the Musée Jacquemart-André, Chamburé, and Quito vihuelas.

Image UnavailableVihuela, 1997, adapted from the the Musée Jacquemart-André instrument.

Image Unavailable The rosette on the 2000 vihuela.

Image UnavailableThe soundboard with heart and clover inlay, taken from the Alonso Mudarra volume of vihuela tabulature, Tres Libros de Musica, 1546.

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Image UnavailableMahogany back and sides.

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guitars in progress
monochord case

The monochord was a single string instrument thought to have been created for the purpose of analyzing the mathematical properties of pitch. It is said to have been used by Pythagoras, circa 582 B.C., to determine the common scales used in Western music. Later, medieval monks used monochords to give starting pitches to their choirs.

This instrument was commissioned by Joti Rockwell, music faculty of Pomona College in 2008, and was constructed of curly maple (sides and headstock), spruce (soundboard), and Port Orford cedar (back), with ebony and walnut accents. An antiqued shellac and wax finish and case complete the instrument.

guitars in progress

New steel string with Sitka spruce soundboard.

Steel string with curly maple back and sides.

Steel string built for Steve Keh, body size modeled after 19th Century Rene' Lacote.

guitars in progress

Image Unavailable Bracing detail for 8-string classical.

Image UnavailableGuitar for Dani Aurouze: European spruce top, ...

Image Unavailable ... cocobolo (Mexican rosewood) back and sides, ...

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Image UnavailableCompleted bodies ready for binding-the spruce top has a light coat of shellac.

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