"Inspired by the musicians that I had met in Dublin in the early 1990s, I resolved to construct and possibly play a variety of stringed musical instruments. After studying Musical Instrumental Technology in Glasgow and London I spent two years apprenticed to Graham Wright, Violin maker. I opened my own workshop in the city centre of Dublin in 2000. Here I concentrate upon the construction of Mandolin family instruments, Nylon and Steel String Guitars."
This bouzouki has a 660mm scale length and a longer than
standard neck clearance from the body, similar to the original greek instruments.
Sitka Spruce top, indian rosewood back and sides
with ebony bindings. Mahogany neck with rosewood
bound fingerboard and headstock.
Scale length 355mm. Engelman spruce top, walnut back and sides with ebony bindings. Mahogany neck with a carved headstock. This one's a showoff.
These are an example of the contemporary classical range.
Spruce tops, Indian rosewood back and sides and mahogany
650mm scale length, this pair have narrower than standard neck
width and low action to facilitate the intricate ethnic metal of Rodrigo y Gabriela (pictured)
This cittern was my first commission for Mick Broderick, Bouzouki maestro with Slide
Cedar top, Rosewood back and sides. Scale length 615mm