Milling a block of mahogany for a new guitar neck

  • Hand-crafted classical and nylon-stringed folk guitars.

  • All aspects of repair and maintenance of classical and acoustic guitars—free estimates.

  • Decorative inlay services.

  • Artistic design and hand painting by Barbara R. Peckham.

  • Instruction in Lutherie. Build a guitar under my supervision, and go home with your own hand crafted instrument.  Woodworking experience necessary.

  • Provide advanced woodworking instruction to prepare you to one day build and finish your own guitar.



Hand cutting a neck

  • Student model begins at $4,250.00

This is an Indian or Bolivian Rosewood guitar with a European Spruce or Western Red Cedar top, Ebony fingerboard and carbon fiber reinforced Mahogany neck. It has standard bindings, and Irving Sloan classical tuning machines. Sides back and neck are varnished. The top has a hand-rubbed, French-polish shellac finish.

  • Concert model begins at $5,500.00

It has Madagascar, or high quality East Indian rosewood back and sides, with European Spruce, or Western Red Cedar top, Ebony fingerboard, and carbon fiber reinforced Mahogany neck. It has rosewood bindings with Tiger Maple purflings, and Irving Sloan classical tuning machines. The entire guitar is finished in hand-rubbed, French-polish shellac.

Jointing a European Spruce Top

  • Nylon folk guitar base price is $4,250.00

Includes the features of my student model, but with a narrower neck and a full radiused fingerboard.

  • Additional upgrades and personalization—Please inquire:

Brazilian Rosewood

Any artwork or inlay

Guitar case

Tuning machines upgrade


I guarantee my guitars for my lifetime as a practicing Luthier for any defects in workmanship. Guitars damaged by mis-handling, abuse, temperature extremes or humidity issues are excluded from this guarantee.