Choosing Wood

Wood plays an important part in sound production.

Sound boards

You can choose from:

  • European Spruce
  • Sitka Spruce
  • Western red cedar

All tops are A grade or better. They have been chosen for sound production by tone tapping and stiffness. All tops are perfectly quartered.

Back and sides

Before you order I will send you a selection of pictures showing different woods with the outline of the guitar drawn on them. This could include

  • Brazilian Rosewood
  • English Walnut
  • Satin Wood
  • Cypress
  • Indian Rosewood

Necks and fingerboards

Necks are Brazilian cedar. Fingerboards are ebony.


  • Brazilian Rosewood
  • White Maple
  • Dyed black Maple
  • Holly
  • Snakewood

Trial neck

You can specify width, depth and profile of neck (round or slightly flattened). If you would like to make sure the feel of the neck is absolutely right for you I can make a neck to your specifications before you order. This costs £50 plus packaging and postage.


Any classical or flamenco guitar can be built with a pickup already installed. The make and model is up to the purchaser but I can advise on which ones have worked well in my guitars in the past. Email for details and cost.