OM - Balance & Precision

The OM has traditionally plugged the gap between sweet little parlours and the big, deep dreadnoughts. These guitars offer a solid and balanced sound with excellent projection and are perfect for fingerstyle guitarists.

I like to blend modern and traditional building methods with a clean design aesthetic. These guitars feature super stiff laminated 2 piece sides, double kerfed linings and contemporary tall and thin parabolically carved braces. The traditional side of me chooses to construct the top on a solera, or dished workboard. By using this method I can control the contours of the top and choose to make the top stiffer in areas that it needs to be and flexible elsewhere.

This guitar is made entirely from non-tropical timbers; European spruce top & braces, flamed walnut back, sides, bog oak fingerboard, bridge and binding, and a flamed ash neck. It also features an unusual "classical" style mosaic rosette. The design is inspired by Ise Katagami, which is the Japanese craft of making paper stencils for dyeing textiles.

This particular guitar is made entirely from non-tropical timbers; European spruce top & braces, Laburnum back, sides, fingerboard & bridge, and an alder neck. Laburnum is an interesting domestic hardwood, with a density close to rosewood, making it ideally suited for fingerboards and bridges. It rarely yields timber sufficiently wide enough for guitar backs, so in this instance the back is constructed from 4 pieces.